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Writing on Map Design: Books

Four books are available, brief details are here, or click on the links for full information.


TMT Book
Tube Map Travels

Explore the twilight world of unofficial Tube Maps.

  • Published 2019
  • 96 pages, colour illustrations throughout
  • Distributed throughout the UK
  • More information here

AM Book
Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design

A visual feast of stunning cartographic imagery.

  • Published 2019 in the USA and the UK
  • Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford best illustrated travel book, 2019
  • 144 pages, colour illustrations throughout
  • Distributed worldwide
  • More information here

UMU Book
Underground Maps Unravelled

The definitive investigation of schematic map design.

  • Published 2012, almost 2000 copies sold
  • 224 pages, colour illustrations throughout
  • Just £25 including UK delivery, £35 to Europe, £40 to USA/RoW
  • More information here
  • Download sample chapters here
  • Buy direct from the author’s web shop

This is a sensational book that promises to become a milestone for studies into transportation maps.
It is much more than a book about subway diagrams, it is about the very essence of Graphic Design.
Massimo Vignelli


UMAB Book
Underground Maps After Beck

The story of the London Underground Map
in the hands of Henry Beck’s successors.

  • Published 2005, updated 2008
  • 112 pages, colour illustrations throughout
  • Out of print, available secondhand
  • More information here