If ever there were a time to be a typographic artist, I think this is it. Typography is really “in” at the moment — and maybe it’s just a bit of a backlash to technology that vintage typography used on modern prints seems to be all the rage.
I’ve come across a number of typographic maps that I think are pretty cool. The two examples of the US and British Isles are from Bold & Noble: http://boldandnoble.com/
And Ork Posters have a range of city posters from popular US cities. My house in Beantown is in that big gap of white space on the left in the Boston map — surrounded by Boston on three sides.