I'm a bit late on this but I have to disagree with Carbus abou thte fonts. Working as a graphic designer aswell, I think the way you differentiate things between the map labels and the text cartouche is obviously the color. For me that's all good and break monotony while keeping consistency. This said, since you used Chapbook on the cartouche, I would use it to label your cities and towns on the map aswell
I also agree with THW about the use of the ſ. you might want at least to work on typography details like mispellings or such to make it consistent (though I personnaly think that the ſ isn't really necessary since the map doesn't look that "old" right now)
Otherwise, nice job overall!
Last edited by Caenwyr; 03-21-2014 at 11:06 PM.
Here's my hopefully final update of the map. A few changes:
- changed the font of the city names to the one I used for the cartouche (Chapbook)
- added mountain names (forgot that in the last update... There's probably still tons of things I've forgotten, but you gotta stop somewhere!).
I decided not to go into the long s thingy, nor work on the Homebrew Script Version for the time being: time is precious!
and here it is then!
Great! That looks much better than the Corsiva I second -Max- about the mountain labels.
Last edited by Caenwyr; 03-23-2014 at 05:48 AM.
You have a point, it is less legible. Personally, I think it's so much more aesthetically pleasing that it makes up for the loss of readability, but it's just a matter of personal preference
I'm with Max and Lingon on this. It does look better, despite a slight decrease in legibility. THW
Definitely kerned for me. I'd probably prefer one with consistent kerning on all of them, rather than stretched to fit the entire range in each case. Looks good now regardless