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Welcome to the MacDonald Gill website

MacDonald Gill, 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. His alphabet and regimental badge designs are still used on the familiar standard military headstone and his distinctive decorative maps established a style that continues to influence artist-mapmakers today.

Places To Visit

Check out the numerous places open where you can find MacDonald Gill’s work such as Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland, and the Scott Polar Research Institute (The Polar Museum) in Cambridge, as well as the London Transport Museum and the British Library in London.

The long awaited biography of  MacDonald ‘Max’ Gill which is packed with information and pictures is now available. A must for every Max fan!

It’s £30 and is available from 1st June from retail and online sellers.

Book Review

An enchanting biography

Iona McLaren

The Telegraph


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