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London Underground Architecture and Design Map

London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media
London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media

All images: Will Scott for Blue Crow Media

Yes, another map by Blue Crow Media. This time it’s the London Underground Architecture and Design Map.

It’s likely to be a popular one too. Transport​ ​design historian​ ​and​ ​broadcaster​ ​Mark​ ​Ovenden​ ​has​ ​curated​ ​the​ ​first​ ​in​ ​Blue​ ​Crow​ ​Media’s​ ​new series​ ​of​ ​maps​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​the​ ​architecture​ ​and​ ​design​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​finest​ ​public transport​ ​systems.​ ​

The result is a​ ​two-sided​ ​cartographic​ ​guide​,described as an​ ​‘original,​ ​authoritative​ ​and​ ​fascinating​ ​insight’​ ​into​ ​the​ ​architecture​ ​and​ ​graphic​ ​design of​ ​the​ ​London​ ​Underground​ ​for​ ​transport​ ​lovers,​ ​students​ ​of​ ​design​ ​and​ ​anyone interested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​history​ ​of​ ​London.

The​ ​guide​ ​includes​ ​a​ ​geographical​ ​Underground​ ​map​ ​with​ ​featured​ ​stations​ ​marked​ ​on the​ ​front,​ ​corresponding​ ​photographs​ ​and​ ​details​ ​on​ ​the​ ​reverse,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​tips​ ​for where​ ​to​ ​find​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​unusual​ ​signage,​ ​roundels,​ ​clocks,​ ​murals​ ​and​ ​more.​ ​The​ ​map is​ ​protected​ ​by​ ​a​ ​slipcover​ ​featuring​ ​a​ ​distinctive​ ​die​ ​cut​ ​roundel.

This​ ​map​ also ​highlights​ ​the​ ​most​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​influential​ ​examples​ ​of​ ​architecture​ ​and​ ​design across​ ​the​ ​network.​ ​Stations​ ​by​ ​architects​ ​like​ ​Charles​ ​Holden,​ ​Leslie​ ​Green​ ​and Stanley​ ​Heaps​ ​are​ ​featured​ ​alongside​ ​more​ ​recently​ ​built​ ​stations​ ​by​ ​Norman​ ​Foster,​ ​Sir Richard​ ​MacCormac​ ​and​ ​Michael​ ​Hopkins​ ​&​ ​Partners;​ ​and​ ​original​ ​signage​ ​in​ ​Johnston lettering​ ​is​ ​featured​ ​alongside​ ​the​ ​murals​ ​of​ ​Eduardo​ ​Paolozzi​ ​and​ ​others.

Fancy one? It sells for £9 and is available now.

Find out more at the Blue Crow Media website

London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media
London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media
London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media
London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media
London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media
London Underground Architecture and Design Map by Blue Crow Media