Ms Jenni Sparks
Over the weekend I stopped by We Built This City , the curated pop-up shop revolutionising London souvenirs. At their Carnaby Street site you'll find wonderful city-inspired goods, all from homegrown creatives. One such creative is super talented Jenni Sparks.
London map - Jenni Sparks
Over the weekend, Jenni created a big canvas entitled: Summer in London, which she hand drew at the Carnaby Street pop-up. It's always such a pleasure to see Jenni at work. Her bold strokes, humorous illustrations and witty text make for an inspirational mini masterclass.
Summer in London - Jenni Sparks
I wish I could have stayed all day watching Jenni at what she does best. Here are some of the wonderful details for you.
The pop-up will stay open for the whole of July. If you are in the area, pop along to see what other artists they feature might pop in and do a free-hand session. Check their website for up-to-date info. and directions how to find them.
The School of Life
70 Marchmont Street
It takes time to build a brand and it takes time to go around shops and get to stock them.
We are all about slow living so it's ok that things take their time.
With a range of three very different maps we have our hands full. For now we are really humbled to have our maps stocked in places like The Wellcome Collection, Foyles Bookshop in Charing Cross Road, The Idler Academy in Westbourne Grove, Nook in Stoke Newington and Snap on Roman Road.
Mapology Guides at the Idler Academy
Mapology Guides at Foyles on Charing Cross Road
We are in discussion with other retailers and will let you know as soon as we have news.