Hackney Museum / A Hackney Autobiography

A   H A C K N E Y   A U T O B I O G R A P H Y

A Hackney Autobiography is a brand new interactive app and oral history archive. I was commissioned by On the Record to create the visual identity for ‘A Hackney Autobiography’ through a series of illustrations capturing moments in the history of Hackney. Working with an abundance of amazing research material from independent publishing house Centerprise to illustrate key stories from the late 20th century in Hackney. The brief was to create sensitive yet simple monochrome illustrations with a splash of colour. The illustrations needed to work together and individually.

The app launched in May 2017. It has been described as ‘magical’ and a ‘poetic sat-nav’ by the press including this article by Hackney Citizen. The website is live, and the native mobile app ‘A Hackney Autobiography’ is available on the App Store and Google Play store | ahackneyautobiography.org.uk

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The Illustrations

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Centerprise

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‘The Island’

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‘Vivian Usherwood’

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‘Ridley Road Market’

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‘Michael Ferreira’s Funeral Procession’

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‘Working Women’s Bus Tour’

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‘Dr Jelley’

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The App + Website

The Splash Screen

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Navigation

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Sample Pages

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HACKNEY MUSEUM

I was also commissioned to create a series of illustrations of iconic Hackney Architecture for Hackney Museum – launched in 2017.

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Hackney Empire

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F. Cooke – Eel Pie and Mash Shop (now Shanghai)


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Geffreye Museum

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St John’s Hackney

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Clapton Synagogue

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Hackney Wick

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Sulimaniye Mosque

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Hackney Empire

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Ridley Road

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Brick Lane Market


An Illustrated Map of Hackney

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