Hackney Wick signage

July 25th 2012katie

Hackney Wick signage

Spotted all this gorgeous, mysterious handpainted signage on the walk to Crate in Hackney Wick on Sunday…

Hackney Wick signage
Hackney Wick signage
Hackney Wick signage
Hackney Wick signage
Hackney Wick signage

…A bit of research when I got home led me to discover that it was created by local artists Bread Collective. The murals honour the companies and industries that have been active in the area both past and present. You can read some more about the project here and here.

Hackney Wick signage

By contrast, I think the work above was a Coca-Cola mural that got defaced then ‘upcycled’ into a sign of local pride. Nice.

Hackney Wick signage
Hackney Wick signage

A funny area, grungy and industrial, now looked over by the gleaming new Olympic Park…

Comments (5)

  • adam

    July 25th 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I need to get up there and see it these days. Since I lived there 6/7 years ago it seems to have changed a bit…

  • rooth

    July 25th 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Oh that signage is really beautiful! What a cool project and it was executed so well. That’s street art at its finest

  • Charlotte {theteapotexplodes}

    July 25th 2012 at 9:49 pm

    We went for a walk to Hackney wick on Sunday too and took photos of the same signs. How funny. Probably walked past you :)

  • marta

    July 27th 2012 at 7:35 am

    So pretty! Make me feel like moving to Hackney:)

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