Tag Archives: London

What’s in a name

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Fantastic Cities

It seems that adult coloring books (no, not that kind) are a thing now. They’re even topping Amazon’s bestseller list. Ontario Canada-based artist Steve McDonald has created a timely coloring book for grown-ups called Fantastic Cities. The highly detailed architectural … Continue reading

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London G. O. T.

It seems that most people that I know are counting down the hours until the new season of Game of Thrones begins tonight. Although those of us who were early readers of the Ur text are already grumbling about the … Continue reading

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London Underground

The mind-boggling short video below is a visualization of 562,145 journeys on London’s Underground network.

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A Day In The Life

As part of its Living Knowledge campaign, the British Library released this wonderful video on a typical day in the life of the library. The original soundtrack, by DJ Yoda, was constructed by sampling the British Library’s enormous sound collection.

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Coffee is all the rage

Bestselling author, avid biker, and all around coffee geek Chris Ward created this terrific tube-centric coffee map of London for the caffeine deficient. You can even order your own copy here.

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London is Changing

The public art project London is Changing has been exposing some uncomfortable truths about Britain’s great city. While we visitors and tourists wander about enjoying our time in London, residents are trying to cope with a city that has become … Continue reading

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London in Motion

On December 6, 2014, forty photographers joined together to create LapseLondon . For the awesome project, each contributor shot a timelapse sequence in a different area of the city. The resulting video, comprised of more than 35,000 images, was created … Continue reading

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Printing Is An Art Form

London’s Folio Society has been publishing beautifully crafted editions of great literature for nearly seven decades. Each book is a treasure of typography, printing, illustration and binding. They recently produced this wonderful video profile of master printer Stan Lane. If you … Continue reading

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Ye Old Transit Map

Londoners think that I’m mad, but I’m a big fan of the London Tube system and an even bigger fan of Tube maps. I get a kick out of the clever boots who create their own versions of the iconic … Continue reading

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