2014 Pick Me Up Festival, London

From skate decks to "print chemistry" and cats, highlights from the UK's annual survey of graphic arts

UK graphic arts and illustration festival Pick Me Up has returned to London’s Somerset House this month for its fifth year to showcase some of the most inspiring and exciting graphic art today. The ground floor of the picturesque historic building features more established works shown by collectives and galleries, while the lower floor offers new and exclusive work from emerging graphic artists, dubbed Pick …

Clapton Craft Beer

A new beer and growler refill shop in East London that stocks international favorites

East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that is introducing refillable growlers sold with the customer’s beer of choice. Clapton Craft is run by Will Jack and Tom McKim, who previously worked together …

Rekorderlig Winter Forest

East London's Truman Brewery is transformed into an enchanting Swedish woodland

Though Brick Lane may no longer be as cutting edge as it once was, the iconic East London street still hosts some of the most interesting art and collaborations in the city. Considering the area’s reputation as a go-to food and drink destination, what better place to open an unusual pop-up bar? Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig whisks people away from the urban jungle outside and …