Hi guys, long time* no post!
I wanted to share with you some labelling & styling improvements we made at our department, using OSM as example. Please check it out and tell us what you think. Suggestions for improvement are very welcome. The main work was done by Maxim, so if you have praise, he'll appreciate. There's also an experimental hillshading layer for the curious.
the layer you want ot look at is OSM Roads (new)
also check out a comparison with MapCompare
*I only recently remebered the fine times I had on this forum back then. I think this is still the best place to discuss cartographic design on the web.