You know what I hate? The color schemes for scientific maps of the Moon. I don’t know why. Honestly, what is this nonsense? Can anyone read that invisible script? And I know rainbow topographic maps are the norm, but Jeez Louise. If I wanted to burn my eyeballs out, I’d just use the soldering iron.
Maybe it’s because I’m a closet Luddite, but I get tired staring at screens all day. So I wanted a darker color scheme that is a bit more soothing on the eyes, while still keeping text readable, and having color-coded features so I can easily search things like Mare, craters, spacecraft, etc.
Next up, I wanted to make a geologic (selenologic?) map. Because those are all somehow worse. Honestly, Jackson Pollock had more color sense than this.
At long last, I found a straightforward geological survey, and made it more readable:
Here I was less concerned with the text than with having colors that contrast nicely, making it easy to see the …