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    Goodness I nearly fell out of my chair! I am relieved to know I am not alone hehe. Not to criticize but it does look like genitals.

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    , a pretty funny reaction but I had the same impression. Can't put my finger on it but I think it has something to do with this:

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    I wasn't meaning to mock the map. It is nicely laid out and the parts make sense. However, the colors and smoothness combined with the extreme bilateral symmetry makes the eye want to see things that (perhaps) aren't intended to be there. I would recommend roughing up the edges and giving it a bit of a twist to the right or left if possible. Perhaps going for 3-way radial symmetry or more extreme color variation would reduce the tendency of the eye to grab for broad outlines intead of details.

    Just rotating the map left or right 90 degrees might also work.
    Last edited by waldronate; 01-21-2010 at 12:08 PM.

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    More bilateral symmetry, female hygiene instructions -> less bilateral symmetry, Birdcage set-design. You can't really do anything about dirty minds(like mine).

    All the smoothness and perfect symmetry is awful unnatural looking, although that kind of fits with an Austrian renaissance garden look.

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