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    I came back to my old passion for the dymaxion projection and my Elzevir setting... And I wanted to use all the new things I learned lately, so, you'll recognize some elements undoubtedly! Still not confident with those new test, I really want to know if you see possible improvements or mistakes?

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    Its a map of alliances and big international organisations in an uchronic 1948 world without any world war and a lot of fantastic things (as colonized and inhabitable moon, mars and venus).

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    great map!

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    Aesthetically, gorgeous. One of the nicest looking real-world maps I've seen really, I'd love to hang that on my wall. The colors are fantastic.
    There is a problem, to me, though, with the text. I'd prefer not to have to tilt my head to read everything

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    The work you did to create the subtle discoloration is fantastic. It's especially nice over the oceans by avoiding the field of solid blue effect. Very cool!

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    This projection hurts my brain in the best way possible.

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    That is so awesome!

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    Thanks a lot guys!

    By Lingon
    I'd love to hang that on my wall.
    I feel the same way with your Antillia map

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    There is a problem, to me, though, with the text. I'd prefer not to have to tilt my head to read everything
    Yeah, I know. I wanted it to look like an ordnance map or strategic map, layed on a table with all the tacticians around... But it is hard to read indeed, and that blocked me of putting a title or cartouche somehow. So, I may change that.

    @MarcTassin : the funny thing is that the sea has been one of the easiest thing to make

    @Madcowchef : sorry for your brain, I do like this projection

    I still feel there are something wrong or to improve about that, without being able to point it out, so don't hesitate to suggest!

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    The coastline shadow/lines bothers me a little.... seems to be not quite in style.

    But the rest of the map? Sorry, I cannot find any flaws in it. It's just gorgeous.

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    Ah, that's an interesting idea, about the ordnance map! I can see how it would be useful to have text in many angles in that context. But when viewing it on screen, with no possibility to walk around it, I think it's not ideal. Reading upside-down is more difficult than the aesthetic effect is worth, imho!

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    By Freodin
    The coastline shadow/lines bothers me a little.... seems to be not quite in style.
    Could you precise? Too thin line or problem with the shadow?

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    But when viewing it on screen, with no possibility to walk around it, I think it's not ideal.
    Except if you have a tablet ! But yeah, I agree with you (and I have no tablet...). I hesitate to change all the text, though. Maybe just the text around the map and not the country names/oceans. What do you think?

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