|Amsterdam by Mark Andrew Webber. Also available: Berlin, Paris, London, New York|
Typographical maps work on the basis of letters in different colors, type face and type size. All in all, this provides a different kind of schematic representation of reality. A special typographic map is the 'Surname map'. As far as I know, there are now two kinds of these in circulation. One in London and one in the United States. The latter shows the top 25 of surnames in every state, the number of times those surname occurs and the country of origin. In this way, it give an interesting insight into (among other things) the ethnic spread. The map in London works through the same principle, but it is also interactive. It is possible to indicate whether you want to see the top 1, 2, 3 etc by district.
Anyway, a picture says more than a 1,000 words, so definitely go take a look yourself…
|United States Surnames|
More than words, but also a very interesting way of mapping:
|Stephen Walter's Hub Map of London|
|David Ryan Robinson's Hand-Drawn Map of London|