Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Australian Exploration Map

This scan of a vintage exploration map of Australia is a perfect example of the kind of look I want for the "Shadow Out of Time" companion map. I nicked the original from Wikimedia Commons.

Taping each section of the prop map together not only makes it considerably more robust, but allows it to be printed in a standard laser printer and then reassembled. While a large-format inkjet printer can produce maps up to 15" wide the ink isn't waterproof, making any attempts at physical weathering a risky proposition.

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