I Love London: Guidebook - (2012 - Ongoing)

I LOVE LONDON GUIDEBOOK is a project I started in 2012 and will eventually come together to form an alternative take on a city guidebook in both content and design.

To begin, the project explores the city as a destination, showing the most common tourist spots in the city, the people who go there and what they do whilst there. The project looks at consumerism within the capital, including retail, cuisine, souvenirs and waste generation. An ever-evolving city, a city being constantly 'fixed', we take a look at frontages and facades both old and new, at what is being torn down and the buildings that are erected in their place. Traditional displays, events and people in celebration in the capital are explored as both visitor and resident alike, come together to enjoy the unique displays that are held regularly across the city. Also shown and documented are what parks and recreational areas are made available within the city for both tourist and locals alike; there beauty as a whole and of the events and festivities that make full use of these magnificent open areas in what is often regarded as a deeply crowded and congested city with little area to relax and play. And finally, the project documents The Thames River; the once mighty vein of London and the areas immediately surrounding it as it passes through the city, before reaching the North Sea.