If there is one custom that needs reviving, surely it is that of the anthropomorphic map?
Cartographers… created these distinctive representations by taking continents, countries, and physical features of the Earth and then turned them into human forms. In other words, they alter maps and give them human qualities and characteristics. Similar to political cartoons, these maps are molded and shaped to make some sort of statement about a country, continent, or situation. Finding the purpose behind these maps can often be deduced by the look of the map or how people are portrayed.
Here is another example, from Wikipedia:
More at Zoom-Maps.