Here’s a bunch of links, if you are looking to waste some time:)
Christoph Niemann illustrates his reflection of life in New York in the NYT blog Abstract city. some of the ‘maps’ are really neat. Thanks Mike, for the link!
Some more of Niemann’s illustrations , covers of New yorker and such.
A post on hand-made maps on Slate…. Among others, there’s one for avoiding the Delaware turnpike toll in just five minutes:)
This article is a part of a series on signs , by Julia Turner. I haven’t had a chance to go through them yet but some of them seem interesting.