Transit Maps of the World
By (author) Mark Ovenden
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Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden
Book DescriptionTransit Maps of the World is the first and only comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colorful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of mass transit-including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs, some available for the first time since their original publication. Transit Maps is the graphic designer's new bible, the transport enthusiast's dream collection, and a coffee-table essential for everyone who's ever traveled in a city.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143112655
(240mm x 275mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Ovenden
Johnston and Gill, Hardback (October 2016)
Exploring for the first time the evolution and adoption of the Johnston and Gill typefaces, Ovenden shows how each has had a profound impact on Britain's visual language. He narrates a complex history, incorporating Johnston and Gill's friendship and collaboration, the revisions to both designs and their enduring appeal over the last 100 years.
Transit Maps of the World, Paperback (November 2015)
Using colourful graphics, this book traces the history of urban transport systems, including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs.
Great Railway Maps of the World, Paperback (January 2015)
Presents a comprehensive history of the greatest railway maps, and the story behind them. This title tells the history of the railway which is the history of Britain - and France, and America, and Japan, and Russia, among many others.
London Underground by Design, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by Mark Ovenden
Beginning in the pioneering Victorian age, the author charts the evolution of architecture, branding, typeface, map design, interior and textile styles, posters, signage and graphic design and how these came together to shape the Underground's identity, and the character of London itself.
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Author Biography - Mark Ovenden
Born in London in 1963, Mark Ovenden evinced an early fascination with trains and TV that has remained with him over the course of his life. Following college he pursued a number of positions in local government and on the radio promoting progressive attitudes towards gay issues before getting a full time job at BBC Radio 1 as a producer. In 1998 he joined MTV as a freelance Music Programmer, where he gave birth to another production company which went on to produce shows for Atlantic252. There Mark was later taken on as a presenter of a weekly record review show with Chris Coco and as their specialist programmes producer and later breakfast newsreader. When Atlantic252 closed down Mark moved to Ministry Of Sound where he helped set up their DAB station, Ibiza unit and later, as Head of Radio there, ran a popular FM version of the station. Mark moved into consultancy after this working with Purple radio and the DRG.In 2002 while still working in his spare time on his book project he moved to a fledgling TV channel as Channel Manager. Mark Ovenden's Metro Maps of the World was published in November 2003 to great critical acclaim. It has since been re-written and updated for the American market and is now published by Penguin as Transit Maps of the World. Mark currently resides in Paris where he is researching his next book on a century of cartography of the Paris Metro Map. He is also working on several other book projects, a radio sit-com, and a TV travel show.
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