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September 1, 2011
My dA Transit Map by `pica-ae

CATEGORY: deviantART-Related/DeviousFUN:

The suggester states, "This is cool! Really well done & a fair bit of time went into it I'd say." Each "road" on the map leads to deviantART Categories. Take some time to look at the entire map. Interesting, detailed and fun to see how an enterprising deviant can create an imaginary deviantART city!
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My dA Transit Map

[edit] as some deviants suggested I added some more place names :XD: … and corrected some mistakes ^^

Well, well, well, what should I say? This is my deviantART gallery set up as a transit map. As the title suggests :XD:

I had wanted to do, and started but wipped, something similar before, using my dA stats for an infographic. 'Cos I like infographics. Some days ago I had the idea to turn it into a transit map. Yesterday I sat down and started.
I started using Vector and Typography and instead of my gallery used the overall galleries… Only soon to notice that I was insane to try and put the whole of dA into a transit map :omg: Let's face it: dA has at about 2000+ galleries and I wanted to stay sane. Or as sane as possible :giggle:
Anyway I soon decided to reduce it to the galleries I have submitted deviations to :) Much more sanity to keep that way :slow:

The lines and connections don't necessarily make sense and there are several "Miscellaneous" stops :la:


One question is left:

Do you like this enough to have your own?

If your answer is "Yes!" here is your chance! You can comission me, to have your own!
I don't mind if you are inspired by this and make your own, but you can save the work for a little money ;)
Even if this is some effort (going thru your gallery and laying out the map; 2 - 3 hours of work alltogether) I will offer this for a very fair price:
15€ or 20$ via paypal. [Sorry, I do not take points.]
If you are interested, send me a note :) I will probably write a journal entry with the same information later today :B
Also there will be a limited amount of comissions I will take, I guess 10 for now, so I can hold the "deadlines". I will have 1,5 weeks of free time from thursday on, so I will probably be quick :P


I enabled critiques cos it's the first time I ever did something like this and I would like to improve flaws or techniques, especially if I will do comissions I want them to be good :)
You can even do a critique where you draw into my image, upload to a image host and link me to them. This will make knowng what you talk about easier :la:

Anyway, hope you like this :peace: :heart:

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PrincessKooh's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow just wow. I love this concept <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":lol:" title="LOL"/> It's rare I'm tempted to Critique much less twice in one week <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":P" title=":P (Lick)"/> But you have caught my attention so here goes:

First off as a Transit Fan I love the concept of deviantART Transit. It would truly be my favorite Transit Agency <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/> I also love the concept of this map. It was most clever of you and perhaps one of the best laid out and most well designed Transit Maps I have ever read.

Not only does this show your grasp on things dA but your aptitude for planning things out ^^ You are Truly deserving of your DD and I congratulate you on a ob very well done <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":-)" title=":-) (Smile)"/>
Nelde's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Wow, it's such a great idea to display deviantART's galleries as a transit map. I would never have thought of this, but now that I see it, it makes total sense. The galleries and sub galleries of dA really are like different stations on a railway. The further you go away from the deviantART "main station" the more detailed the galleries get.
It's fascinating to see how far spread you map is, I think mine would consist of only one or two lines. <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
One tiny little thing that I think could be improved is the part of the map that isn't the galleries. You named the big body of water "Sea of Scraps" and I think it'd be really cool to have other things like that on your map. What's that forest/park in the northwest? Or the lake in the southeast? Does the river have a name?
Anyway, it's a genius idea and realized very proficiently. The DD was totally deserved!
PrincessKooh's avatar
Wow you're so right ^^ As a Transi Fan I love the concept of a dA Transit Map :lol:
pica-ae's avatar
Thanks for the critique :huggle:

You are right about naming the other elements :nod: someone already suggested the "River of Miscats" and I am sure there are more names that could be given. I guess "Stash Forest" or "Stash Park" could be names for the green part. Maybe even a name for the airport or harbour. There are lots of options and maybe I will add that still :)

Nelde's avatar
You're welcome. :)
Well, no matter what you'll do, I like it.
Weiter so! ;)
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RVB476's avatar
If I'm reading this correctly, I got several real-estates near the Mixed Media Terminal; I think part of Old Traditional, a maybe one or two buildings at the Fan-Art TV & Movie station.
rotane's avatar
How come i have never seen this? It's so cool! :+fav:

Minor nitpicks; i wouldn't have put photomanips quite where you did, or mixing photography with trad. paintins… but i guess there have to be compromises. Regardless, so cool!
pica-ae's avatar
:giggle: Thank you :hug: ( I was actually inspired by your music map XD )

It's some time ago since I did this, so let's see if I remember why I did it that way :lol: 
I think I combined photo with trad cos they shared similar sub-categories, that would make good for joint stops. And the blue line is basically all that's digital (in my gallery), and I just put the rest of the galleries I submitted to, that are sort of different from that, into the pink line. But mostly I picked the connected lines depending on what sub-cats they have and how many I submitted to. 

I don't know if I would do it the same way again, if I was to redo it. Probably that would look totally different now :XD: 
rotane's avatar

No need to explain, i know the drill – i had to find a reasoning behind my musicmap lines just as well ;P

You know, i thought about redoing my musicmap for ages, maybe we both should give it a shot ;)
pica-ae's avatar
It can get pretty mind twisting :lol: but a good thing to do to your brain :giggle:

Haha, maybe I should make a music map, this time :B That would be… I don't even want to think about it :rofl: 
rotane's avatar
Totally :nod:

Ha, it would be awesome though. Moar musicmaps! :dummy:
PolarDroid's avatar
It's sooo cool! :O
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MartinSilvertant's avatar
Beautiful design and very clever and appropriate place names.
Lykaios-Avery's avatar
I'm not sure why, but there's something about this map that makes me think of the Paris RER routes.
pica-ae's avatar

I was looking at many transit maps, Paris probably too :D I guess they all look sort of alike at some point :aww:
Lykaios-Avery's avatar
Yeah, I would imagine.
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