Folding map, as published. Printed by The Dangerfield Printing Company, 1922
MacDonald Gill, (6 October 1884 – 14 January 1947)
or ‘Max’ as he was known to family and friends, was one of the foremost graphic artists of the early twentieth century. Famed for his pictorial maps, he was also known for architecture, illustration, mural painting and lettering. In the first half of the 20th century – the golden age for poster art – his poster maps spearheaded major publicity campaigns for such institutions as the London Underground. Until the adoption of Harry Becks design for the London Underground, Gills designs for the network represented some of the more popular and were used by the traveller to navigate there way around London.