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    Quote Originally Posted by heruca
    I guess my biggest issue with the fonts was the fact that they look far too modern, and the contrast of the old-looking map with the too-modern font really clashed for me (particularly on the legend). I, too, like clean fonts, and don't necessarily believe you need to use handwritten-style or calligraphy fonts to achieve a less-modern look.
    The map looks old to you eh? I wasn't going for that feel. My intent was to take a nice, useful fully overhead view, (The type that made the old Forgotten Realms maps so useful) but make them a tad more realistic and/or modern. Hence my surprise when you said 'old-looking'. I'll be experimenting with the fonts. Another way to make 'em blend in more is to adjust their transparency to not make them so starc against the rest of the map.

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    I think Pyrandon nailed the real issue. It's the old-style elements on the map legend that are clashing with the modern fonts. The map itself is actually not old-looking at all.

    I still think the large font you used in the ocean could be better. Even if it was just Arial.
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    I must say its beautiful work! Very nice indeed. I especially love the mountains. As for the fonts and old-new issues...I think the fonts will of course clean up in the image exports...I don't care for the pdf format much.

    I like to use Colwell...that font has taken a special place in my heart.

    I'm not going to reiterate everyone elses sentiments though...I like the map a lot but I agree that its being held back by some minor inconsistencies.
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    Awesome map Gruudock
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