I am looking for some examples of creative cartographic output. I am planning for something like a mixture of cartography, graphic design and spatial information. The output will be initially in hardcopy, maybe poster size maps. These maps are reuired to be very unconvetional, uncommon but appleanig. I am not bothered about map scale, projection or other technical details, since my target audience will be mostly laymen in mapping. This could be considered as an idea of InfoGraphics, with a spatial sauce!
For example what I have in my mind is
A map for "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. This will be a poster size map, with world boundary and trip route alongwith some images/ photographs/ descriptions at major breaks.
Another could be the use of beautifull and informativs symbols in pollution maps (Elements of cartography, H. Robinson), where all the indicators are shown as a combination of parts of human face. eg. size of ear for sound pollution, color of mose for air pollution(from red to yellow), the curve of mouth for water pollution and etc.
- Or even a map of Europe made out of clothes. You can see it here.
I am not looking for webmaps or historical maps or maps of very specialized theme that requires special understanding of maps.