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California: typograhic map by Lendak California: typograhic map by Lendak
A little something I've been working on for a typography class.

AI & PS

stock: [link]

comments are appreciated

edit: fixed the typos

edit: fixed again
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:icontheanalogkid101:
TheAnalogKid101 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
this is incredibly awesome. I was born in California and lived there for 17 and a half years until I moved to Oregon, so California has always had a special place in my heart. Definitely going to buy this if I am able
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SpazzyDragon13 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm super happy you have my hometown, Blythe! We hardly get recognized on anything, lol. However, you have Lake Havasu and Yuma on the "map" but both of those are cities in Arizona, not in California. You also have Brawley listed twice, it is infact located lower than Blythe, physically. Just wanted to let you know if you want to update! :)
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YourMomMatty Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Not only is this GREAT, it's making the rounds on Facebook...
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Thats great, is it linking back here or is the picture just circulating ?

Glad you like it btw
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:iconwe-r-l3gi0n:
We-R-L3gi0n Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh oceanside... place of my birth.
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:iconthing1thatiam:
thing1thatiam Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for fitting little ol' Ripon on there! :)
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darazan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, 3 down from Parlier (2 down from Lemoore), you have Parliet. Is Parliet a city? Also, you swapped the 'n' and the 'g' in "Coalinga" (right above Parliet).

All in all, this is an amazing piece of work. It's incredible how many cities you were able to include on this. As a native Californian, this makes me really happy to see. I may just have to bug my husband to get a canvas print of this to hang up in our apartment. :D

Although I do have a question about the prints: On the prints page, some of the image gets cut off. Do you know if the actual prints are of the full image or if the preview is accurate?
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Thanks, glad you like it.

I honestly dont know about the prints. Its been sold a bunch of times so if someone who bought it can let me know I'd appreciate it.
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poeticbullet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is absolutely awesome! I LOVE IT.
However, I have to ask, why is Ventura on there three times? San Buenaventura is the technical name for the city, but everyone just calls it Ventura. Maybe in place of two of them you could put Camarillo or Hueneme?
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BaconALaCarte Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but how come you labeled county names. By labeling counties you left of many cities including Livermore, Pleasanton, Stockton, etc. Also, there's no city called Daly. It's Daly city. This is a big idea, but honestly, the execution is shoddy at best.
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BaconALaCarte Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, there is NO city of San Joaquin. This really is not a good representation of California whatsoever!
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darazan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's kind of funny how your avatar doesn't match your angry-face mood. I think it's a great representation of California. There's no way such an image could include every city and town in the state, it's difficult enough for a map to, let alone an art piece. Chillax.
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BaconALaCarte Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, there is. Look at the LA area...
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:icondarazan:
darazan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think having the whole map with such small font would take away from the artistic nature of the piece. Having the LA area done in such a way helps to illustrate how large the area is and how much is going on there, I think.
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BaconALaCarte Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it's because he's from LA and only really cared for accuracy in the place where he lives!
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:icondarazan:
darazan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Regardless of the artist's reason why it is represented in such a way, I do still think that it illustrates how large that area is.
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SinisterBabe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty awesome! Love it :heart: The only problem I see is Yuma since that's a city in Arizona, unless you meant Fort Yuma, California?
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shannor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! It's so striking!
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:iconkaaaaacie:
kaaaaacie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this but no Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton or Dublin?! I feel so unloved. :\
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:iconcamel92:
camel92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I see Brawley twice.
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Where is that at ? If someone points it out Ill fix it.
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:iconcamel92:
camel92 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Also, Fresno and Los Banos should be swapped.
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:iconcamel92:
camel92 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Directly East of LA bordering AZ, and at the lower right corner right above Mexicali.
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dc16790 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
This is incredible. But as a Gilroy-ian, I can't help but feel a little marginalized. I'm not finding it.
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:iconcurlyx:
CurlyX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol, no Palos Verdes or San Pedro, if there is I can't see it XD Great work!
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
They're in there lol
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:iconanonymonkey:
Anonymonkey Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know how well this could be rearranged any so the cities are in the right place but up in the Northern part, Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale, and Fortuna are in the wrong order of which one is most-North amongst themselves and such.

But this is SUCH a cool concept, I love it.
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:iconchaotic-love:
Chaotic-Love Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
lol I'm trying to find Los Banos on here. :x I may be buying this print!
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:iconkeichu:
Keichu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LB is right there :D Awesome!
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Chaotic-Love Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
OMFG! It is! in HUGE font! I was expecting it to be teeny-tiny! OMG! hahaha Ahhh I knew it was gonna be right in my face too.
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
lol I know how it is over in the LB
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:iconsammysellout:
SammySellout Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Virsalia? I'm pretty sure you mean Visalia. It's where I've lived for 18 years, but this idea is so amazing. I'd love it for a tattoo.
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Ya youre right. Ill change that soon.

That would be so sick if someone got this tatted. If I do it I'll definitely post it here.
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:iconxiayou:
Xiayou Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Cool, very nice, I can see the cities where I grew up in.
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Abashi76 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
WHY IS IT THAT ONLY MEN TOUCH OTHER PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA?

I FUCKING HATE THE GENDER ROLES IN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and i hate how there are no exceptions

EVERYBODY HERE IS FUCKING THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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greenwarr Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
typographically, this is sick, minus the typos.

cartographically, this is ok. from a city point of view, it's incomplete. From a county point of view, it's incomplete. SF isn't in the east bay. Where's berkeley? How can I tell the difference between city and county? Why is Fresno larger than SF?

because of the LA font, for a second I thought this was going to be about news papers, too. la's kinda a wrench.

great job, you're almost there. few minor tweaks, and you;d have a great product.
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Ya, the map aspect of this gave me some problems.

The question of which city to keep and which to leave out came up alot. I used an old map for reference so a few cities won't be on there.

The size of the type has nothing to do with the population or size of the city. Very few of these are the exact same size so it should still be somewhat dynamic.
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Fox311 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Great design - I really like it. I was wondering if you would be able to produce one without the typos? I'd like to make a shirt with this design screen printed onto it - would that be alright?
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jamesnikko Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
it's good, but you're missing richmond & berkeley.
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seanprodi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
d'awhh theres no Temecula but other than that. nice job!
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:icontre-sedici:
Tre-Sedici Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Ready to lay some dolla's down!! Please put this as a print!
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
It's up as a print if you guys don't mind the typos.
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:icontre-sedici:
Tre-Sedici Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I hate typos but love it so dont care!!!! Give me time it will be purchased!!!
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Josemx1988 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Alameda County Stand the F Up!!!

LOL i'm from San Lorenzo; 510 All Day!
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Murd3r0tica Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
that is such a good idea, it came out amazing
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:iconredcell1:
redcell1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
great work this is sick lol
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Lendak Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
thx
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:iconchigfx:
ChiGfx Featured By Owner May 10, 2009   Interface Designer
murrieta has two r's i believe

other wise that is really f'in sick
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:iconlendak:
Lendak Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
Crap, I actually tried not to misspell anything. Hopefully thats the only one in there.

thx though
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:iconbu22y:
bu22y Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Sacramento's got typo as well.

Still::+fav:
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