Inspired by David Byrne’s book Bicycle Diaries, This Must Be The Place is a collection of illustrations by Hannah Warren of sites in London, travelled to and explored by bike. And it’s also currently on display at Tokyobike on Tabernacle Street, London – until 30 May 2017.
Cycling is Hannah’s main form of transportation around the capital and she enjoys the freedom of discovering new routes and interesting places. The exhibition features some of her favourites including Hampstead Pergola and Wapping Beach. The illustrations were sketched firstly on location and the drawn digitally in Photoshop with a limited but bright colour palette.
The four large (60x80cm) digital prints are for sale at £170 each with all proceeds going to London homeless charity St. Mungo’s. They’re also available to buy online via Hannah’s shop. A3 archive prints are also available to buy at Tokyobike (priced at £25) and online.
Speaking of one of her illustrations, Wapping Beach, Hannah said: “If you can stomach cycling the cobbled roads that lead to it, the beach at low tide can be reached taking the steps to the right of the famous Prospect of Whitby Pub, or from the Thames Path a little further along.
“Carefully navigate the seaweed covered steps with or without your bike and you will find yourself at the place were in the 18th Century Pirates were hung by the neck, tarred and left to the tides. Today on the beach you’ll find whatever the Thames has thrown out of it’s waters including animal bones, Victorian polished glass bottles, skimming stones and the occasional lost shoe.”
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Author: Katy Cowan
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