Tag Archives: London

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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London on a Sugar High

Most visitors to London are interested in historic pubs, trendy bars or hipster coffeehouses, but for those seeking a sugar high head over to the new Cereal Killer Café. Located on brick lane in uber hip Shoreditch, the brand new … Continue reading

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Save London’s Only Floating Bookshop

A few months back we posted story about London’s only floating bookshop Word on the Water. The terrific secondhand shop, moored on the Regent’s Canal in west London, is facing an existential threat from the Canal & River Trust which is planning to … Continue reading

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Now we see through a glass darkly

London-based photographer Nick Turpin transforms images of boring London bus rides into poignant and compelling portraits. The uncanny synthesis of foggy windows, interior lighting and otherworldly, but natural color turns Turpin’s photos from documentary to moving works of art. The painterly … Continue reading

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London Obsessions

I’m a fanatical museum goer, and I’ve visited all of London’s important cultural institutions, but I’m a lazy slacker compared to Jo Hunt, Mary Rees and Linda Smither. These three Londoners share an obsession to visit every museum in London. … Continue reading

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House of Wax

On London’s Southwark Street, just south of the River Thames, you’ll find Alex Chinneck’s unnerving, life-size project, A pound of flesh for 50p. Starting as a full-scale, two-story house made out of 8,000 wax bricks, the sculpture will eventually be … Continue reading

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Almost as good as a Tardis

Mobile phones have rendered most of London’s thousands of iconic, red telephone boxes redundant. Fortunately, art and technology are coming to the rescue for these beautiful 20th century architectural works and saving some from obsolescence. A group of four artists, … Continue reading

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Yeah, More Maps

Once again the serendipitous randomness of the internet pointed me in the direction of an extraordinary artist/cartographer. Searching for local maps in the Canadian Yukon, I stumbled across the wonderful illustrated maps by London-based artist Katherine Baxter. You might opt … Continue reading

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On Tour

Lufthansa recently commissioned fourteen illustrators from around the world to capture the spirit and verve of specific destinations on their flight routes. For the “Passengers on Tour” campaign, each artist was required to use the format of the Wimmelbild , … Continue reading

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