Founded in 2009 by Derek Lamberton, Blue Crow Media is an independent publisher dedicated to creating thoughtfully designed and expertly researched 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. We work with subject experts on all of our publications and offer them at as affordable a price as our margins allow.
We print all of our titles on recycled FSC-certified paper with a carbon-neutral printer. A portion of each online sale goes to a programme to plant trees around the world. More details here.
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.
The New York Times describes our maps as "part design manifesto, part urban architecture guide".
Our new series dedicated to urban trees in includes London, New York and Paris, with further cities to be added.
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.
Blue Crow Media in the press
"Beautifully produced and genuinely useful." The Financial Times
"Love urban architecture? There are maps for that." New York Times
"The architecture and design buffs at Blue Crow Media have done it again." Curbed