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Dedicated to the Science and Art of Transit Map Design

Max Roberts
Travel by public transport anywhere in the world,
and the chances are that sooner or later you will
encounter a map in which the routes have been
simplified and turned into a diagram. Schematic
are widespread, and are intended to make
your life easier, but are they really designed as
effectively as possible to give maximum assistance?
Could some of them be improved? How can this be
achieved? The answers to these questions lie within
these web pages. Photograph by Reka Komoli.
Frank Lloyd Wright Map
On These Pages
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Buy print-on-demand posters of my work, and copies
of my acclaimed book: Underground Maps Unravelled.
Professionally engage my design skills and research
experience, and licence my maps for commercial use.
Access my newsletter archive, see a full record of all of
my written work on map design, and download articles.
Find interviews and talks on map design, details of public
lectures, and course materials for my university teaching.
See my favourite creations, media reaction, details of
exhibitions of my work, and links to interesting web sites.

Limited Edition Prints

Four Seasons on the
Essex Sunshine Coast

Four Seasons on the Essex Sunshine Coast

My four posters featuring maps depicting
the seasons as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Arts
& Crafts and Modernism, and celebrating the
Essex Sunshine Coast are available, printed together, as a signed edition limited to 120
pieces. For details click here.

In Circles Round the
Essex Sunshine Coast

In Circles Round the Essex Sunshine Coast

I have designed famous circles maps for cities
round the world and so it is fitting to create a
special one for my home. The Essex Sunshine
Coast is the focus of East Anglia in a powerful, lighthearted map available as signed edition
limited to 120 pieces. For details click here.

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