On Saturday 11 May, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe appeared at the National Railway Museum in York to sign copies of The Railway Adventures. It was a great day, with people queuing for more than two hours to meet them. Thank you Vicki and Geoff, the museum, and especially everyone who came.
Last night saw the launch of Simon Phipps’ beautiful and timely new book Concrete Poetry: Post-War Modernist Public Art at the Barbican.
This stunning collection of photographs and book design by Studio Small is already garnering much praise.
Look out for features in the Guardian and Wallpaper.
A wonderful evening last night at Southwark Cathedral for Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall’s talk about The Railway Adventures. An amazing audience of nearly 250 people heard about the authors’ travels around Britain and played Play Your Railway Cards Right, while in quiet moments the dull thunder of trains from London Bridge made themselves heard.
Congratulations Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall for a sell out event last at the London Transport Museum, talking all things Railway Adventures.
And with some wonderful feedback from Twitter.
Congratulations to Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall, whose book The Railway Adventures: Places, Trains, People and Stations is published today.
In 2017, Vicki and Geoff took a crowdfunded trip to visit all the stations in the UK, and their funny and informative videos of their journey gained a massive fan base on YouTube.
Now, in their book, they help you have your own adventures. Discover the hidden stories that lie behind branch lines, meet the people who fix the engines and put the trains to bed, embark on unknown routes, disembark at unfamiliar stations, explore new places and get to know the communities who keep small stations and remote lines alive.
On the shelves at Waterstones, Hull (photo @SimonKoppel)
In Monday’s Metro, you could win one of five copies of The Railway Adventures.
You can see Vicki and Geoff at two London events. On Thursday they will appear at the London Transport Museum, and on Friday 25 October at Southwark Cathedral. Big thanks to Southwark Cathedral, who have given us two tickets for their event to run as a competition giveaway which ends at 1pm today:
We are delighted that Christopher Nicholson will be speaking about Among the Summer Snows at the Bridport Literature Festival. He’s on at 11.30am on 6 November.
Happy publication day to David Ziggy Greene for Times Like These, his collection of graphic reportage from his Scene & Heard column in Private Eye.
The comics community is loving the book, with fantastic coverage from Forbidden Planet International (including a Director’s Commentary by David) and Bleeding Cool. Orbital Comics made it a staff pick!
‘Scene and Heard does the opposite of that soul-crushing dehumanisation that much of the modern media creates … Times Like These is a beautiful example of the power of the comics medium.’ Forbidden Planet International
‘[Times Like These] is a ride through humanity. Which, yes, is often hideous but the details are fascinating. Greene’s pen-line makes sure of that.’ Bleeding Cool
Super-fans can pick up a copy with an exclusive signed bookplate from Gosh Comics.
David will appear at a special V&A members’ event on May 24th.
On 18 April, Brutal London author Simon Phipps joined architect Justin Nicholls for a fascinating evening of Brutalism at Rye Books, East Dulwich.