STORIES FROM A CITY

ISSUE #5 LONDON

For the fifth and final issue of 2014 the Out Here team were exploring and discovering their home city; London. Being already so familiar with this incredible city we didn’t really know where to start. As is so common with the city you live in, it isn’t very often you are compelled to explore what is hidden within it. This issue aims to uncover the city that all Londoners think they know so well.

STORIES FROM ISSUE #5 / LONDON


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D*FACE

D*Face is a subversive multimedia artist with an eye for the controversial. Using recognisable forms of consumerist advertising and splicing them with comic-book style artistry, he challenges how we think about everything from religion to consumerism.

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BLAST SKATES

Matt Bromley is an illustrator and skate nut. 3 years ago he started what would turn out to be every skaters dream; his own skate company. 3 years later, he has a range of decks and a growing reputation.

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BILLINGSGATE MARKET

Billingsgate is London’s oldest wholesale food market. It is also on the edge of drastic change. Having already been moved way out west, nestled amongst the banking high rises, its also being forced to cope with a multitude of forces.

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HOXTON MINI PRESS

Hoxton Mini Press is quickly becoming one of the most successful independent publishers in London. With their published titles increasing year on year and their tongue-in-cheek approach to East London life, its unsurprising they’re doing so well.

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GRANT MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY

The last university zoology museum in London, the Grant Museum is one of London’s hidden gems. Full of oddities, curiosities, and anatomically perfect specimens, this museum will fascinate you for a good few hours. Their collection of mounted slides are particularly beautiful.

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HACKNEY MARSHES

With 88 football pitches side by side, the Marshes are a cradle for grassroots football in London. On a typical Sunday these pitches will be bursting with the shouts, tackles and shots from the many participants in the Hackney and Leyton Sunday League.

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CITY GUIDE

Here are just a few of the places in London that left an impression on us. Including the largest collection of natural history specimens in Europe, the best London pub owned by the best British brewery, and the most extensive array of art/fashion/just plain great magazines and books in London.

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STORIES FROM ISSUE #4 / HAMBURG


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ALTLANDER HONEY

Michael Bauer is an IT consultant turned beekeeper. He and his wife produce all the honey themselves. They use around 60 beehives, 25000 bees per hive, and many of Hamburgs rooftops to produce it.

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KLEINSTES KAUFHAUS

Angela and her husband run the smallest department store in Hamburg. This department store, as it is translated into English, houses the widest selection of random items from a Poodle bottle cover to a super 8 film projector.

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OLYMPIC GYM

Olympic Studio is a muscle gym of the finest tradition. The walls are so covered by photos of body building competitors past and present you can barely see the faux wood panels behind.

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RUNNER WALLY

Sneakerhead
[Sneek er hed]
1. A person who collects limited, rare, OG, or flat out exclusive kicks. Usually the collection consists of Jordans or Dunks.
2. A person with background knowledge of certain sneakers.

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STORIES FROM ISSUE #3 / BARCELONA


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BASE ELEMENTS

Robert, the founder and owner of Base Elements, moved to Barcelona from San Diego 14 years ago. His aim was to build an art space that would act as a hub for artists, both gallery and street, and as a working studio, for artists to work in residence.

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MACBA

Of all the places we had a chance to sit, take a minute and just relax, this large square of flat, unobstructed concrete was one of the most enjoyable. MACBA is one of Europe’s most popular skate spots and a really great place to hang out with a couple of beers.

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MORITZ

Moritz Brewery sell beer all over the world, but if you visit the city from which it originates you’ll find a number of different beers that are only, and can only, be sold in the city in which it is made. Using both modern technology while preserving traditional ingredients, Moritz are a unique brewery.

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CAN MASDEU

Unbeknown to us as visitors, Barcelona has a long association with squats and self-governing communities. At any one time there may be 20-30 active squats both in and just outside of the city. Can Masdeu is one of the larger, and more permanent, squats who also invite locals to visit every Sunday.

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STORIES FROM ISSUE #2 / COPENHAGEN


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MICHAEL LODBERG

Michael Lodberg Olsen is a social entrepreneur who focuses on helping local communities to engender change for themselves. His current project is the street magazine ‘ILLEGAL!’…

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WRENCHMONKEES

Per and Nicholas started Wrench Monkees in 2008, after 10 years customising old off-road motorcycles, Kawasaki 750’s and even mopeds as kids. They now customise motorbikes for customers all over the world.

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HELLERUP

We stumbled across this neighbourhood dubbed the Beverly Hills of Copenhagen and were instantly entranced by the intriguing houses.

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CHASSIS ARCADE

Chassis Arcades is Copenhagen’s first and only traditional amusement arcade. Located in a basement shop front in northern Copenhagen.

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STORIES FROM ISSUE #1 / BERLIN


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IRAQI EMBASSY

In 1974, the GDR built Iraq a dedicated Embassy building in Pankow, north-west Berlin. It now stands empty and abandoned.

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S.O.T

A tattoo crew that span Europe. Specialising in single needle ‘prison’ style, Ricaletto’s tattoos are crude, imaginative and charismatic.

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THE BUNKER

The Bunker, with its windowless facade and rusted steel doors, can be found looming in Berlin’s most central district Mitte.

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TAG CATALOGUE

It is very hard to find a spot of empty wall in Berlin. Wherever you look in Berlin there are tags, stickers, paste-ups, and stencils.

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