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    Post RL Map!

    I'm sketching out a map for a wedding invite (yes, mine) and thought I'd post it here for fun and comments. C&C welcome!

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    Big Congrats Torstan! I assume the members of the Cartographers Guild will be receiving out invitations electronically then?

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    Congratulations! The map is clear and attractive. The kerning on your font gets a little crazy in places, especially the word "Ring" at the top. The ing are very close together, and the leg of the R pushes it away from the rest of the word. Add the road running right through that gap, and it just looks peculiar.

    You may want to add a compass just in case someone gets turned around and doesn't know the local geography well.
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    Congratulations on the upcoming nuptuals!
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    I haven't been to Oxford in nearly 20 years, and I could follow your map, but then again I got knocked off my bike at the Charlbury and Linton RD junction the last time I was there, so it kind of sticks out, perhaps I shouldn't have had 2 Mann's Ales with my cheese.

    Congratulations, and be careful crossing the road, I am sure that red head is still out there. SeerBlue

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    Thanks all for the congrats and the comments. Yes there will be cake, and of course the invitations are in the electronic post (cough).

    Thanks for the catch on the road going through the text. The font does have pretty strange kerning, but I rather like it. I;ve fiddled with it in a few places but in this instance I'll let it slide.

    Here's an updated draft:

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    Congrats Torstan. You a student / Lecturer there then ? There are some fabulous buildings and interiors around the campus its like stepping into a Harry Potter movie set.

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    I did my undergraduate there along with my fiance so we felt it was a great place to go back to. Exeter College (our college) has a magnificent chapel based on Saint Chapel (sp?) in Paris. We're very lucky to have the chance to get married there.

    Yes, the architecture is spectacular. We had Harry Potter being filmed over the back quad while we were there. It's also Tolkien's college, and the college Philip Pullman was at, and the one on which Jordan College is based. My fiance had Lyra's room in her 3rd year, so no shortage of fantasy history around college!
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    That is amazing isn't it. I didn't go there but had friends there (different college tho). There is this awesome library somewhere - not the Bodlian but another which I think undergrads aren't even allowed into. I took a peek but wasn't allowed in either. It has the old candle sticks along the ends of pews / cubicles to read the books just like in old times though I don't think they light the candles there any more. I can believe that films shoot there its a real live step back in time. Even the common rooms are like working castle interiors - all the oak and chinz chairs and a real fire burning. I have been in plenty of castles but there you don't need to imagine what it must have been like.
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