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The Solar System: A Transit Map

Ever wanted to take a bus from Earth to another planet entirely? Us too! If we could, this is the map we’d use to get from here to there. Now you can use it to do that, too!

Physical things that have this on them: redbubble.com/shop/p/43181011.

Different sizes, transparent backgrounds: lexie.space/assets/posts/2019-

We want to make this into a depiction of a solarpunk future, designed by consensus, that we'd all love to see! If you have ideas or thoughts on that, please add them to this thread: tilde.zone/@alexis/10329473188

More at our website: lexie.space/post/blogstuff/201

Special thanks and 💜 : @anarchiv @RedFuture @velexiraptor

We hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to boost and share with anyone you think might like it!

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It's probably about time for an , isn't it?

So, hi, I'm Alexis. At my day job, I'm a fullstack engineer for a company you've heard of. If that interests you, it shouldn't, and I won't, and that's really best.

When I'm doing what I choose to, I'm an sf/weirdtales writer, a wildlife photographer, and a doer of helpful stuff for people.

I've never said this out loud before: I'm intersex and genderqueer. I don't know how I feel about saying it now, but I guess I know how to find out.

ofc seeing as it's after five in the morning and if we go to bed now our whole weekend is f'd...

we could just make a pot of coffee and stay up and finish these icons...

Alexis! boosted

The Solar System: A Transit Map

Ever wanted to take a bus from Earth to another planet entirely? Us too! If we could, this is the map we’d use to get from here to there. Now you can use it to do that, too!

Physical things that have this on them: redbubble.com/shop/p/43181011.

Different sizes, transparent backgrounds: lexie.space/assets/posts/2019-

We want to make this into a depiction of a solarpunk future, designed by consensus, that we'd all love to see! If you have ideas or thoughts on that, please add them to this thread: tilde.zone/@alexis/10329473188

More at our website: lexie.space/post/blogstuff/201

Special thanks and 💜 : @anarchiv @RedFuture @velexiraptor

We hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to boost and share with anyone you think might like it!

ok, that's nine icons done or just over 25% of the full set of 35. that includes some slightly headachy cleanup we had to do for the pressure suit locker one

it's five in the morning, this is probably enough for now tbh

jesus, it's been half an hour? where is the time even going

well, that wasn't nearly as hard as we thought it was going to be

how did we fuck this up like this, aaaaaaaaaa *sobs more*

we can reuse the central stuff in a couple of them maybe but the rest is going to have to be done over from scratch because once we do all the shape intersecting and stuff we can't just go back and fix the rounded corners because those aren't rectangles any more

so hey guess what we somehow managed, despite all the effort and squinting we did, to get the proportions wrong on the corner rounding

the radii are all too large so we're gonna have to completely redo all six and a half icons that we've completed so far

*sobs*

lexie stop mistaking layer selection for object selection in illustrator challenge

we just started on the "cryogenic vault" icon and had to pause

this has some kind of energy

(btw it's really cool that the design language of these is such that, while we're using a grid to position correctly, a lot of the time we know when it's wrong just because it *looks* wrong)

(we feel like that's something to do with the difference between a skilled designer and a goober with a copy of illustrator like what we are)

and now it's three o'clock in the morning

how does this keep happening

five icons down, though

(we don't think the scanner used for these was very good tbh)

don't mind us, we're just over here in photoshop, snipping a section of grid lines out of one of these original sketch pages and duplicating + scaling them as a graticule so we can make absolutely certain of the proportions of the circle representing a human head in this drawing from 1977 of an icon from a movie from 1979

(it is three quarters of an inch in diameter, if you're curious)

Alexis! boosted

...now just to redo literally everything we did with the real corners instead of the effect corners since effect corners don't fkn *work* right 😠

ok, we redid the airlock icon using cobb proportions (heavens bless him for using grid paper to do the original art! without that this would've been a lot more work to reverse engineer) and we think it's a lot better than the iconfactory style

thoughts?

oh gross, using the "round corners" effect in illustrator doesn't work the same as using the handles on a rectangle to round its corners

the first one is easier, the second one allows you to cut the object and preserve the rounded corners

groooosssssssss

also it's 1:30 in the morning somehow, when did that happen tbh

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