Hoxton Mini Press Launches Book Series On East London

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Hoxton Mini Press Launches Book Series On East London

booksWe like the sound of this: two collectable series of books featuring art and photography of east London. We like, even more, the content of the debut numbers. 'I've Lived in London for 86½ Years' launches the photographic series. It follows Joseph Markovitch, a former subject of Spitalfields Life, who has only left the capital once and 'never had a girlfriend'. The shots are by Martin Usborne, whose clever images of a stuffed fox became something of a viral hit a couple of years ago, and are sure to feature in a future volume.

The second title, "50 People of East London", presents Hogarthian illustrations of local characters by Adam Dant. You might recall Dant from his exceptional hand-drawn maps of Spitalfields and Shoreditch.

The project is spearheaded by Hoxton Mini Press, and should build into a handsome library of photography and illustration. As is increasingly common, the venture is launching by Kickstarter. Just £5 gets you an invitation to the launch party. £10 gets you an invite, plus a signed copy of one of the books. And then the price goes northwards, with various prints, signed copies and other goodies up for grabs. Pledge your readies here.

Last Updated 24 September 2013