The curious carving and painting of London

My new novel, Steeple, sees Antihero Kenstibec tour the flooded, dying remains of a future London, seeking design inspiration for the colossal new tower he has been commissioned to build – the Hope Tower, a monstrous construct being erected to replace the old city.

While writing the book, I began to take pictures on my strolls about London, and think about how Kenstibec might think the city’s design, particularly in terms of its building decorations, a strange thing indeed. I’ve blogged about this in detail over at Foyles, but here, just for fun, is the full photo collection of the curious designs that draw my attention.

Street Art

Beasts

Heads

Reliefs and carvings

 

Signs

Statues