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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby natty dread on Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:59 am

Wow, lots of feedback. Thanks guys. It's nice that so many people are interested in this map.


So, I tweaked the bonus colours for now. I think they should now be distinct enough.

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So, let's see... what else?

- title font: I think it fits the map, but I'm not opposed to experimenting with other fonts. Not monotype corsiva though, that's an awful and overused font. I'd rather give pedro's suggestion a shot.

- big ben: it stays. I don't see any reason to remove it.

- renaming "north central" to "north"... hm, why not. Less text on the map, yeah. Same with northeast -> east, why not.

- minimap for bonuses: maybe... I'll see if I can make one that fits the map.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby natty dread on Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:59 pm

How's this title?

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Or this alternate:

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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby aad0906 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:05 pm

Menton should be Merton.
Sulton should be Sutton.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby sannemanrobinson on Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:09 pm

The first title is too prominent and is not really an improvement. Smaller, more basic and more depth could work.

The second one has a kind of modern look. Something more exciting is to assemble the letters from landmarks. Like the O's could be an abstract London Eye.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby gimil on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:38 pm

Pedronicus wrote:If you want a proper London font - get the London Underground font

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Unca ... ondon.aspx

If anyone suggests anything different, get them to pm me and i'll gladly tell them to f*ck off all day long.


I think your wrong...the handwriting font I suggest would work much better for the overall theme of this map. In my opinion.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:54 pm

As you are looking at the title, may I suggest something like this...
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Not sure on the actual font but from a daily newspaper. Should look rather striking at the top.

If you do go with a hand writing font, england looks quite nice or shit happens is also good.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby Victor Sullivan on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:59 pm

gimil wrote:
Pedronicus wrote:If you want a proper London font - get the London Underground font

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Unca ... ondon.aspx

If anyone suggests anything different, get them to pm me and i'll gladly tell them to f*ck off all day long.


I think your wrong...the handwriting font I suggest would work much better for the overall theme of this map. In my opinion.

Yeah, I agree, with Big Ben and the whole color scheme, I'm not sure a modern font like you have above works well.


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Herbas wrote:Maybe it's just me, but I prefer when bonuses are listed in a mini-map with numbers instead of a text list.

Just like this one:
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Or Portugal*** :lol: :P

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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby gimil on Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:22 pm

Victor Sullivan wrote:Or Portugal*** :lol: :P

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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby Pedronicus on Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:19 pm

gimil wrote:
Pedronicus wrote:If you want a proper London font - get the London Underground font

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Unca ... ondon.aspx

If anyone suggests anything different, get them to pm me and i'll gladly tell them to f*ck off all day long.


I think your wrong...the handwriting font I suggest would work much better for the overall theme of this map. In my opinion.


I'm a London graffiti artist, I know what font is 'London'
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby Pedronicus on Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Street name signs around London are cool, but they change from borough to borough.
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whereas the London underground font is the same from one side of the city to the other. It is THE London wide font that doesn't change.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby gimil on Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:55 pm

Pedronicus wrote:
gimil wrote:
Pedronicus wrote:If you want a proper London font - get the London Underground font

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Unca ... ondon.aspx

If anyone suggests anything different, get them to pm me and i'll gladly tell them to f*ck off all day long.


I think your wrong...the handwriting font I suggest would work much better for the overall theme of this map. In my opinion.


I'm a London graffiti artist, I know what font is 'London'


Fair point, but I promise you the metro font isn't going to work on this map. It is simply to different to what this map is aiming for, aesthetically speaking.
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby natty dread on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:45 pm

I don't know. I tried a handwritten title and IMO the metro font looks better.

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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby gimil on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:47 pm

Could I at least see the handwritten font please?
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby natty dread on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:48 pm

What font?
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Re: London [6.9.11]

Postby Pedronicus on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:56 pm

gimil wrote:
Pedronicus wrote:
gimil wrote:
Pedronicus wrote:If you want a proper London font - get the London Underground font

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Unca ... ondon.aspx

If anyone suggests anything different, get them to pm me and i'll gladly tell them to f*ck off all day long.


I think your wrong...the handwriting font I suggest would work much better for the overall theme of this map. In my opinion.


I'm a London graffiti artist, I know what font is 'London'


Fair point, but I promise you the metro font isn't going to work on this map. It is simply to different to what this map is aiming for, aesthetically speaking.


This is what's wrong with handing too much power to a couple of players in the foundry. they have too much control over all maps that come out of the foundry and everything ends up coming out looking aesthetically pleasing to a handful of people. therefore everything end up looking the same.

gimil wrote:I promise you the metro font isn't going to work on this map

aka - by the time this map is finished I will of beaten the map maker into submission and this map will look like how I want it to.

I've got 3 words for you;
f*ck you gimil
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