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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby DiM on Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:52 pm

Victor Sullivan wrote:Second, what does the map underneath say?

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i think it's supposed to say Turkey Roads but it says Turkay Roads.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby cairnswk on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:02 pm

ISN2 wrote:...
Thanks, about #1, the map idea is a desk with some real maps, a pen and a note on it (The desk of someone who is going to travel to Istanbul maybe), if you look at real maps you can see that a small part of them is the name of the map. I have an old map of Istanbul myself and the folded upper part of it is the name of the map in white with red background and the idea of that name in my map is from there, I guess it's enough but if you think there is really another graphically name/title needed then let me know where and how more specific ...
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I understand the travellers theme, that's OK. Perhaps a post card of the Santa Sofia (or some other image from Istanbul) sitting under the top right corner with the pen angled over it.
Also, the legend, is that meant to be a ticket or similar? Perhaps it needs a slight enhancement to look like something that a traveller would use.
I hope this helps. :)
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby Industrial Helix on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:16 pm

I'm glad to see this one made it to the forge... it was one of my favorite submissions to the contest.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby $nakeface on Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:55 pm

it might be cool if you put some photos of some landmarks from istanbul in the picture, like polaroids scattered on the desk. it'd be a good way to reinforce the 'traveller-motif' while addressing some concerns of the map not having much cultural relevance.

just a suggestion.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby ironsij0287 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:08 am

$nakeface wrote:it might be cool if you put some photos of some landmarks from istanbul in the picture, like polaroids scattered on the desk. it'd be a good way to reinforce the 'traveller-motif' while addressing some concerns of the map not having much cultural relevance.

just a suggestion.


I like the Polaroid idea. There's a really cool freeware program called Poladroid that can take any image and make it look like a Polaroid photo.

http://www.poladroid.net/

Maybe if you get some images of Istanbul you like you could run it through that and then layer them around the map on the open desk areas. I used Poladroid recently for this map I created for my buddy's bar crawl around Wrigley Field.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby MrBenn on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:54 am

Bruceswar wrote:For some reason I am just not feeling this map... Istanbul is not what I think of when I see this map. I am not sure what I think of, but not Istanbul
Nearly 100 people voted for it in the contest, so the point is moot :P

Victor Sullivan wrote:I think you can crop out a lot of that empty space at the top.
Rotating the map by another 30ish degrees anticlockwise (so it's tilted slightly the other way) will enable you to crop a bit more tightly, as the background card is less important than the front one.

DiM wrote:i think it's supposed to say Turkey Roads but it says Turkay Roads.
That typo needs to be fixed :P

cairnswk wrote:I understand the travellers theme, that's OK. Perhaps a post card of the Santa Sofia (or some other image from Istanbul) sitting under the top right corner with the pen angled over it.
Also, the legend, is that meant to be a ticket or similar? Perhaps it needs a slight enhancement to look like something that a traveller would use.
I hope this helps. :)
$nakeface wrote:it might be cool if you put some photos of some landmarks from istanbul in the picture, like polaroids scattered on the desk. it'd be a good way to reinforce the 'traveller-motif' while addressing some concerns of the map not having much cultural relevance.
These are very good suggestions.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby Boler on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:09 am

This is probably a little late to be said in Final Forge, but I thought it might be amusing if there were some pen scribbles on the map. Well, not accually scribbles, but more of a doodle of a famous landmark in Istanbul where it is on the map. Or perhaps label the Sea of Marmara (at the bottom) or the canal in rushed printing. Or a circle around where his/her hotel is. Like traveller's notes just jotted down on it.

I was just thinking, because there's a pen there...

It would be a big change but I'm just throwing it out there if you want to try it.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby DiM on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:26 am

MrBenn wrote:
Bruceswar wrote:For some reason I am just not feeling this map... Istanbul is not what I think of when I see this map. I am not sure what I think of, but not Istanbul
Nearly 100 people voted for it in the contest, so the point is moot :P


i think what bruceswar wanted to say is that the map does not have an instanbul flavour. nothing turkish about it.

maybe instead of the pen there could be a fez. or perhaps a box of lokum.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:08 pm

DiM wrote:
MrBenn wrote:
Bruceswar wrote:For some reason I am just not feeling this map... Istanbul is not what I think of when I see this map. I am not sure what I think of, but not Istanbul
Nearly 100 people voted for it in the contest, so the point is moot :P


i think what bruceswar wanted to say is that the map does not have an instanbul flavour. nothing turkish about it.

maybe instead of the pen there could be a fez. or perhaps a box of lokum.


As I mentioned, I think the motif the map incorporates is more the traveler aesthetic, which I think it can develop more. I think the idea of landmarks of Istanbul is a good way to add Turkish flavor, without adding things that are outside of the aesthetic, like a Fez.


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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby zimmah on Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:24 am

ISN2 wrote:Here is the new temp version of large one, let me know if it's cool or if it needs any change so then I can create the small one too ...

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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby ISN2 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:43 am

Thanks for all of the comments and suggestions ...

Here is the last update:
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Type mistakes are fixed.
Some bonuses are changed based on Victor Sullivan suggestion to balance them more.
A photo of Santa Sophia and a flight ticket are added.
Many other small details are changed.
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Re: [World Cities Contest] - Istanbul

Postby sannemanrobinson on Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:20 am

The ticket and postcard are nice to make it a more tourist feel. Some remarks to make it even more pleasing:

- The pen writing at the Hagia Sophia postcard doesn't add anything in my taste. A note of where it is located (mollafenari) brings the map more alive.

- Could the bonus legend become some kind of checklist that you have visited? Like seen that done that. Then the pen has some connection with the legend and the map.
- An other idea to make a legend could be a postcard for every bonus area with a corresponding border colour and bonus name.

- There is a lot of unused space at the bottom. If the legend would move to the top behind the pen, 1/10th could be cropped.
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Re: World Cities Contest - Istanbul [1 Jul 2011]

Postby ironsij0287 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:29 pm

It's looking really nice. The map overall still appears very neat and pristine though. Not necessarily one that has been used for traveling. I don't know, maybe it needs some creases or map folds. Also a coffee cup stain might add some character to a map that's seen some use.

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Re: World Cities Contest - Istanbul [1 Jul 2011]

Postby Bruceswar on Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:43 am

What is happening here?
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Re: World Cities Contest - Istanbul [1 Jul 2011]

Postby ISN2 on Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:21 am

Asleep blue guys O:)
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