Today Yesterday, I stumbled on a post by someone on reddit/r/seattle about a map of north tacoma that he made, using typography to draw out the map. Typographic maps are not a new thing, but can be very beautiful when done properly. For some examples, check out http://www.axismaps.com/typographic.php.
This is what the big map looks like:
It’s pretty incredible. Here’s a couple more close crops:
This poster is available on zazzle.com to purchase, in multiple sizes. Prices start at $18 for a small version, and go all the way up to $63 for a massive 52”×33” poster. I’m planning on getting one for myself, because it’s just too cool to pass up.
Full disclosure: I have no affiliation with the author, nor do I receive any kickbacks from zazzle, I just think this is double-plus awesome.