London is a vibrant and exciting place to be at the moment, and no-where more so than Kings Cross. Yep, Kings Cross!
It was a pleasure to be at the opening of Granary Square last week - now one of the largest public spaces in Europe. The square, as big as Trafalgar Square, is a great place to walk through or stop and relax, with the steps to the canal, the benches overlooking the fountains or the copse of trees at the far end.
After having a gander at the Creative Review blog I came across the lovely work of Kate Hyde a print and digital designer with a lovely illustrative style. Her “A-Z of London Street Food” caught my eye, which hit on some of the cooler food spots in London destined to “pop up” before your vary eye’s and leave you playing a constant game of hide & seek whilst tweeting your instagram ware’s, I thought it worth looking at the rest of her work.
"The Olympic Park in London may still be out of bounds for most of us, but the Art in the Park programme has now been unveiled, offering a glimpse of the 26 new arts installations that have been commissioned in celebration of the 2012 Games."
A few months back I was kindly asked to be involved in a new initiative called "Mentor Me". It was set up in response to the lack of industry support for creatives in higher education. Mentor Me offers 10 graphic design students the chance to be paired up with 10 design professionals to help mentor them through their 3rd year giving them industry experience and helping them with the transition between being a design student and working commercially within the industry.
Steve recently pointed me in the direction of photographer Irina Werning where she takes old photographs and recreates them in situ with the same people often a number of decades later. It gives a really interesting insight that will raise a smile – check it out!