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Sep
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You need new clothes.

Really. Look how empty your closet is. 

Sep
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Aug
29th
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Where do tube trains go to sleep?

This was the best of the details. Incredibly close and incredibly obvious. It’s also nice to get a bit of texture on the cover.

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How London works…

This issue was a fun challenge. Find three cover images that work with the line London Up Close. Details, but not so abstract that you don’t know what they are. Of the three, I have a favorite. Here are the other two.

Aug
24th
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Aug
15th
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As the summer ends…

an homage to a classic poster. that is, if frisbee and fixies are as cool as surfing.

Aug
8th
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The best restaurant in London is…

Chiltern Firehouse. Since there’s been a run of jokey covers, we decided to go for a more straightforward image to represent the number one pick. And their crab cake donuts are pretty spectacular.

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Aug
1st
Fri
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Fox or badger?

That was the discussion in the office yesterday. We had two fun illustrations by Yago Partal and needed to pick a winner. The fox edged out the badger because he was more colorful and more familiar in the wilds of London.

Jul
31st
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A Stylist homage.

When I was cooking up ideas for an animal cover, I pitched this as a fun homage to a Stylist cover I’ve always loved. The final TOL cover ended up being cooler than the growling cat, but I’m sad this didn’t happen. Just to see if anyone would have noticed.

Jul
24th
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Call yourself a Londoner?

This week’s TOL is a list of the 101 coolest things to do around town. Well, some aren’t massively cool. But who doesn’t have a soft spot for the Eye? The original plan was the coverline Are you a real Londoner? But since we’re putting it out onto all the platforms, better to keep it as SEO friendly as possible.