Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Spring eggs

When we last saw Pat Brady's Rose is Rose, her wild side alter ego was also contemplating a road trip with a folding map.  Here we have the added benefit of the "Spaghetti bowl" style so common in road maps.  Click on it to make it larger and more legible.

By the way, about that spaghetti bowl style, here's a fascinating comparison of styles between Google Maps, Bing Maps, and Yahoo Maps: http://www.41latitude.com/post/2072504768/google-maps-label-readability

I loved the Boingboing.net review of this article.  Best excerpt from that review:
...it's intriguing how each service's maps artistically reflect their corporate operators' natures. Google's is perfectly organized and functional, devoid of embellishment. Microsoft Bing's is beautiful and overdesigned, with a subtle palette of lavender and teal. Yahoo's looks like someone vomited a spaghetti dinner in Carrot Top's hair.

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