The second of our five day celebration of 32LDN – a brilliant 32-part series of films devoted to London’s 32 boroughs – takes us to Bethnal Green’s famed cafe E Pellicci, which has been in the Pellicci family for over 100 hundred years.
Nevio Pellicci, the grandson of the original Italian founders, tells the story of the grade two listed caff, with its opulent wood-panelled interior, eclectic customers (the Kray brothers are said to have dropped for their breakfast every morning) and its unrivalled community atmosphere. His charismatic Italian-Cockney approach to storytelling and the sheer number of tales he has to tell make Nev an irresistible character to watch, while Rick Stanton captures the charm of the place with his own eclectic and unassuming visual language.
Stay tuned for more of the brilliant London-centric films this week!
- The MIT Technology Review design team share their love of printed matter
- Gemma Mahoney, a graphic design student producing professional work
- By designers, for designers: Monotype’s new font subscription service
- Photographer Tommy Kha’s self-portraits explore his queer Asian identity
- "Sightseeing in an age of digital media and insta-jealousy," photographer Oleg Tolstoy's Tourist Trap
- Meet the speakers: Hollie Fernando, Andrew Rae, Raine Allen-Miller and Random International
- BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen
- Life through the lens of enchanting photographer Vicki King
- The New York Times Magazine’s new cover is actually a painting
- Illustrator Ram Han’s Alice in Wonderland dreamscape
- Ikea uses ASMR technology in 25-minute, tingle inducing advert
- Designs of the Year 2017 shortlist includes Wolfgang Tillmans’ Remain campaign, the Refugee flag and Me & EU