Hackney Wick print from illustrator James Brown

Hackney Wick print by James Brown

With the eyes of the world about to turn to East London, local illustrator James Brown has produced a beautiful print which highlights one of Hackney's lesser-known neighbourhoods. Hackney Wick print by James Brown

Apparently 'a mudpatch in the middle of nowhere' is a description of Hackney Wick taken from a 1976 episode of Doctor Who! I love the bold colours and nautical theme to this print. You can buy it online here for £50.

You might have already seen some of James Brown's distinctive, text-based illustration work. He's drawn covers for the Guardian and has prints for sale in the V&A, as well as in his online shop.

This 'Viking' print features all the sea regions around the UK, as featured in the Shipping Forecast on Radio 4 every night.

My favourites, though, are these completely charming lino prints of different animals, available in a limited edition of 100, for £45 each.