Tag Archives: east london

The noise of waters

The Thames Water van was on a street nearby. ‘We love water’ suggests these providers of London-based aquatic solutions are making a noble effort to sound friendly and engaging.

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Special delivery

This beautiful, limited edition letterpress poster arrived in the post this morning. Designed and printed by Justin Knopp at Typoretum, the piece was originally created to accompany my interview with the Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life in the first issue of Random Spectacular.

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The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life

‘In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside Brick Lane in the East End of London.’ With these words the Spitalfields Life blog was born, back in August 2009.

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Points of view

As cities become evermore dynamic and kinetic, writers have to judge their position in or around the flow of life.

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Rabbits & Rats & Co Ltd

I am amazed that Shoreditch and Hoxton are cursed with so much dismal graffiti. You have complete freedom to do whatever you want to do, but most can barely rub two ideas together. So all the more brilliant to discover works of bloody art which not only regurgitate the neighbourhood, but you love so much [...]

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