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Publication: Café Royal Books immerse us in all of the peculiarities of Britain

Posted by Emily Beber,

We have been a fan of the publications produced by Café Royal Books for a while now, following the initiative with intrigue since it first appeared in the studio as a Thing in 2009. Set up seven years ago by publisher Craig Atkinson from his UK based studio, he works with photographers documenting everything notoriously British from pigeon racing to the Underground to that age-old craft of coconut-dancing.

And each one is consistently beautiful in their monochromatic colours and simple layout with wordless, double-page spreads capturing that magnificent bleakness, the dirt, the damp, the tremendous industrial landscapes broken by vast moody countryside so familiar to the UK. They are wonderfully nostalgic and brilliant for reminding us of some of the stranger festivities that happen across the country. So, just as a top up and to remind you just how great viaducts are, here is the latest edition, a collaboration with photographer John Darwell, Sheffield Tinsley Viaduct. These huge chimneys have never looked so dramatic.

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Posted by Emily Beber

Emily worked with us as an editorial intern during her summer break from the Royal College of Art and wrote for the site between August and September 2013.