"These unique maps accurately depict the streets and highways, parks, neighborhoods, coastlines, and physical features of the city using nothing but type."
, an environment design and living site includes some interesting stories and info: Man (Re)Builds Mexican Island Paradise on 250,000 Recycled Floating Bottles
l Who Has the Oil?
Geography of the World’s Most Contentious Resource l BituBlock - The Sustainable Building Block Built from Trash and Sewage [more inside]
's famous map [current 287K .gif version]
of the London Underground
has a long history
and is often praised as a definitive example of excellent information design
. Many consider it unimprovable, but that doesn't stop many others
trying. The latest variant is a project by Oskar Karlin
, redesigning the map to illustrate journey time [warning: large, slow loading .pdf]
. [partly via]