Oregon Wine

February 2012
My ex-girlfriend was very much into wine, and some way or another, the idea came up that I ought to do an Oregon Trail-style map of the various designated American Viticultural Areas of Oregon. The resolution is 320 × 200px, but the size has been increased here to emphasize the pixellation. Pixels have certainly gotten a lot smaller since the 1980s.

It was a fun challenge to try and fit everything into such a small space and with no color to work with. I can’t say it’s wholly successful, but it was good enough for its purpose as an amusement.

The type is set in a bitmap face called Apple ][, which I found at dafont.com. If you’re interested in using it, I do recall, as a forewarning, that it had some serious kerning problems.