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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.