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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby RjBeals on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:58 pm

here's mine, quarter of the final size. Those maps were huge and pushed the limits of my laptop I work from. Yeah, I mapped Charleston SC again, my favorite city.



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little different than this huh..

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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby Industrial Helix on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:50 pm

Wow... very beautiful. Very clean and crisp lines, a nice benefit from using a computer, but there is no absence of life in the map (which sometimes happens with computer images). I really regret not having visited Charleston yet, one day I suppose. I'll be using your map as a guide ;)
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby lostatlimbo on Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:30 am

Well done! That looks fantastic
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby grifftron on Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:54 am

You both had beautiful entries, gl! hope one of you can bring home 1k.. or at least 200 :)
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby Bruceswar on Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:54 am

RJ that map is just killer. Sweeeeet! Helix your map is very nice also. Well done!
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby cairnswk on Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:13 am

Rj, congrats on a fantastic effort, That's super and surely a winning entry. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby DiM on Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:32 am

i wish we had more artistic maps like that on CC. 8-[
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby Gilligan on Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:00 pm

Best of luck to you both! Having the winners announced Friday is closer than I thought it would be...
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby TaCktiX on Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:56 am

I'll forgive you for orientating 2nd Battalion in the wrong direction relative to the Ashley by how damn beautiful the map is (for reference, 2nd battalion is almost directly facing away from the Ashley River).
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby gimil on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:06 am

beal you should get in touch put with all those companies and establishments you have put on the map get them to all vote for you (not that you need it!)


Beautiful effort, but then again we didn't expect anything less!
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby RjBeals on Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:57 pm

thanks for the compliments guys - but i didn't even come close to winning. Ind Helix didn't either. We're up against some heavy hitters. But it was fun nonetheless.

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winners here:
http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/blog/w ... ap-contest
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:05 pm

Guys, nevermind. You just didn't get "arty-farty" enough ;) you tried and that's more than i did.
I must say i'm not totally impressed by the winning maps, but then what do i know... :lol:
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby natty dread on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:02 am

RjBeals wrote:(edit)
winners here:
http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/blog/w ... ap-contest


Really? I don't know what kind of criteria they use to choose, and I'm not saying I'm an expert art critic, but to my eyes the winning entry is fugly, uninteresting and unoriginal. I mean it looks like it was drawn with crayons ffs.

The 2nd one (the antarctica one) looks better designed, but again the style is unoriginal.

The 3rd one (seattle) looks nice, with a nice style, but there's absolutely no aspect of the image that says "map" to me.

What really hit my eye was that none of the prized entries were actual maps. One would think that a mapmaking contest would reward at least one entry that was a map, but...
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby RjBeals on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:35 am

Yeah, it was misleading. It should have been "Illustrate your fav city", not "Map your fav city"
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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby Victor Sullivan on Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:05 am

Plus one to natty and cairns ;)

I liked IH's and RjBeals' maps better, but of course, I'm biased :P

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Re: Map Contest (Grand Prize $1000)

Postby natty dread on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:42 pm

The whole site is misleading... it claims to be about "maps by artists" but very few of them are actual maps...
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