Tag Archives: United Kingdom

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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Liverpool Remembers Lennon

Liverpool launches a John Lennon Tribute Season on what would have been his 70th birthday, October 9, with the unveiling of a new peace monument, titled “Peace & harmony”, in Chavasse Park, a five-acre city center park overlooking the River … Continue reading

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More Burroughs, Aleister Crowley & Jimmy Page

With William Burroughs in the literary news again these days, a mind-bending article from the June 1975 issue of Crawdaddy magazine has surfaced: When I was first asked to write an article on the Led Zeppelin group, to be based … Continue reading

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