When I was working with D3js, I was searching on how to use TMS tiles made in Qgis with gdal2tiles.py. If you want to generate XYZ tiles, you can use the fork of gdal2tiles.py made by Cayle Sharrock
Default XYZ system is d (zoom level), then d (column), then d (line), which gives : Read More
A project with my teacher Laurent Jégou was to design a recent map with an old map style. Some students chose to make the opposite, making an old map looks like a recent one (for example Rome in 300 A.D with an Open Street Map style).
I took the first project and I worked to make an actual map of Toulouse with an old style. I got most of my inspiration with the Rome map available on geotests (16mo).