Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Great Railway Maps of the World, Metro Maps of the World, Paris Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
A beautifully illustrated study of the plans that help passengers navigate the world's metropolitan railway systems * The Times * The sort of book you couldn't imagine you needed until you got it and now you can't imagine how you could do without it . . . It's fantastic! -- Robert Elms * BBC London * Ovenden does what no other design history book has ever done. Transit Maps of the World is a must-have * The New York Times Book Review * Delightful * Guardian * An object lesson in information design * *Wallpaper * A vibrant tip of the hat to the world's urban train systems * National Geographic Intelligent Traveller *