A Tube Map Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh


Above is an extract from a map of the London Underground, drawn by Max Roberts in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – with sets of parallel lines, squares and exaggerated right angles that are the hallmarks of the early twentieth century Scottish designer. The map shows the tube network as it would have been at the time of Mackintosh’s death in 1928.

Thanks to the promotor for inviting me to the exhibition for the launch of the book Underground Maps Unravelled, Explorations in Information Design by Maxwell Roberts.



  1. I’m a Mackintosh fan and had not seen this before. I’ve now seen this book and not only does it contain some great pictures and very in depth information, it’s also written in an easy-to-read style.

    IMHO, this book is well worth a look.

  2. This is a really fascinating post and really nice to see another creation inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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