Hackney Wick signage

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…