The magazine I work with making route maps for overland travel articles is doing a re design, including the maps. The style seems to be shifting towards a more technical, operational, modern look.
I'm looking around for design inspiration along those lines and hoping you guys have some ideas to share. Send anything you have that you think fits the concept of technical or modern or even futuristic cartography.
At the scales of most of the story maps, the terrain is the main feature of interest so I'm looking to start there for a big style change. I'm especially interested in examples of alternate, non-natural elevation colors. Not bright fake hyspo colors though, mostly monochromatic, subdued colors. May try to go dark enough to drop lighter colored contours over the terrain to add some vector detail.
But anything you can think of for futuristic, technical, "black/ops", design ideas are welcome!
I'll post design my progress back to the board of course. Thanks all!