Tag Archives: Hackney

A Cracking Good Idea

This week, the London street artist known as Furia ACK painted a large mural of the P.T. Barnum of American presidential politics on a wall in the East End Shoreditch neighborhood. As soon as the portrait was completed, Furia, along with friends … Continue reading

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Genuine London

London-based illustrator and designer Jack Noel has created an ongoing series of shrewdly observed, colorful prints that celebrate the distinct personality and character of London’s boroughs. The project wisely eschews most of tourist London for the genuine, quotidian city. You … Continue reading

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No Library Card Required

A cleverly converted Leyland Olympia double decker bus nicknamed Maggie has been recyled into the world’s first Bicycle Library. Located in London’s Hackney neighborhood, the innovative library offers seven types of bike for loan or sale, including a popular electric … Continue reading

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