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.
Any infrastructure lover, designer, map enthusiast or even the daily commuter will find this book quite interesting. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Fernando B.
Great book! I'm in the transit business. This book is going to get a lot of use!Published 5 months ago by Janet Freniere
For anyone interested in visual design and cartography, the book is an incredibly rich source of information, thanks to the hundreds of pictures and detailed notes on authors and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Goffredo Puccetti
I have a very inventive grandson. He likes to use google maps to find real places that he sees in movies...etc..... Read morePublished 15 months ago by okiedan
The book is primarily about the maps themselves, taking you through the different motifs used throughout the history of all the main transit systems. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you like maps or trains - this is the book for you. I've had this book for years now, and find myself continously going back to it just to read up on some far off place, or to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by newz junkie
great read; maps are wonderful; we have travel plans and this book gives us an idea of places off the beaten track that can be explored as well!Published 16 months ago by M. Mitchell