Tag Archives: United Kingdom

London Calling

The British design studio Dorothy has created a map of the United Kingdom incorporating  the titles of more than 1,400 pop songs. The map places the names of tracks in the precise location that the music references, imagining a musical … Continue reading

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Keeping the UK Weird

Although the golden age of the zine seems to be over, every once in a while one pops up to grab our attention. I recently stumbled across the first edition of a new UK-based zine titled quite appropriately Weird Walk. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Recycle Book Cycle

Over the years I’ve seen photos of the quaint Book-Cycle shop in Exeter, UK, but never thought to explore what it was all about until TBTP reader Evan S. suggested a post on the project. Since 2007, Book-Cycle has been … Continue reading

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Every Book Lovers Dream

When Paul Morris was forced by ill health to retire from his beloved Bookmarks Bookshop in beautiful Cardigan, Wales, rather than sell the business he decided to raffle it off. To qualify for the prize, customers only needed to make a minimum … Continue reading

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Literary Touring

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Welcome to Britain

Everyone’s favorite Brit Stephen Fry is starring in a just released little “welcome to the U.K.” video created by London’s Heathrow Airport. The short film is calculated to introduce foreign visitors to some of the quirks of British culture. Appropriately filmed inside … Continue reading

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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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Pack Up Your Troubles

I’m a sucker for early 20th century travel promotional art, so I was bowled over by these vibrant, colorful, nostalgic posters. London-based advertising design agency Hatched went full on retro with their poster campaign promoting the natural attractions of the Pembrokeshire … Continue reading

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London Underground (for real)

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always hearted the iconic Harry Beck London underground map, but anyone who has used the famous map to navigate the tube system has occasionally found it wanting. To remedy the situation, the graphic design group UN/HERD … Continue reading

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Islands of Britain

I recently stumbled across this fascinating documentary hosted and narrated by actor Martin Clunes of Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly fame. The show travels throughout Britain visiting various islands and exploring how the progress of technology is impacting the … Continue reading

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