Founded in 2009 by Derek Lamberton, Blue Crow Media is an independent publisher dedicated to creating thoughtfully designed and carefully curated city maps, books, calendars and more. We produce every publication with integrity, from concept to sustainable print, and, where possible, we seek to celebrate the underappreciated and reveal the overlooked.
Our publications began with a series of food and drink city maps and apps, and since 2015 we have published a series of architecture and design guide maps. The New York Times describes the maps as "part design manifesto, part urban architecture guide". We print all of our titles on recycled FSC-certified paper with a carbon-neutral printer.
The majority of our titles celebrate 20th century architecture, from London to Tokyo and Tbilisi to Detroit. We also publish an annual limited edition calendar dedicated to Brutalist architecture.
Our new series dedicated to trees in cities around the world will soon include London, New York and Paris, with further cities to be added.
A portion of each online sale goes to a programme to plant trees around the world. More details here.
Our publications are available in independent bookshops worldwide. Our list of stockists and distributors is here.
We work with a variety of professional writers and photographers to produce high quality publications. Please contact us with ideas.
Brutalist Buenos AiresRead more
One of our most exciting titles to date, our first South American map covers remarkable Brutalist architecture in the Argentine capital.
Brutalist LondonRead article
Read about the latest developments related to the state of Brutalist architecture in London.
Brutalist BerlinTour Berlin
Explore Berlin with the author of our Brutalist Berlin Map, Felix Torkar.