Aegir Hallmunder on typographic maps and wether automated design is good or bad.
“A leaf of light, thin as a page of a book, to enlighten rooms and tents, maps and books…”
Beautiful examples of cartographic information design are on display at Radical Cartography. Like the sample above, my favorite are the maps designed by Harold Fisk in 1944 for the Army Corps of Engineers, showing the historical traces of the Mississippi River. Link via Apartment Therapy