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    Hi, at time I create a map for a fictive arabic nation.
    Does anybody have experience, examples or ideas for an arabic-style?
    Especially for the map-frames, ornaments and parts of typical design.

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    Take a look at the reference section, Ruedy a the 'real life map collection' sticky and check out the links there. I'm sure you'll find a few but it will take some digging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Take a look at the reference section, Ruedy a the 'real life map collection' sticky and check out the links there. I'm sure you'll find a few but it will take some digging.
    Well, thank you ravells.
    After a few views, I think the collections on sticky threads doesn´t help me.
    I think I use design-elements like ornaments that I found in some fonts.
    In a few days I will present my results.

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    The Dundjinni User Creation Forums have some stuff to use in your maps along these lines, might be worth checking out if you haven't already
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

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    oh...and type: 'moorish ornament' in Google, and look at google images, it gives quite a bit in terms of pattern ornamentation.

    You'll want to do it again and again....


    ...it's quite Moorish..



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    Google Images is a godsend for things like this. I also hit the bookstore and peruse books for ideas, as well as clipart and font sites.
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    Yeah, "moorish" - "maurisch" ist a very good keyword! I didn´t mind... Thanks!

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    The sadness is that I have a book called 'The Grammar of Ornament' which has loads of arabic styles in, but I fear it's copyrighted .

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    Excellent book. Anyone interested in ornamental art should take a look at that one. I flip through it at the bookstore every so often to get inspiration, but I haven't quite managed to persuade myself to buy it yet.
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