Centrefold illustrations commissioned for the magazine

Some of the artwork below available to buy here

Illustrator issue 2: Jojo Alderson

Jojo Alderson is a freelance designer, illustrator and founder of FinFin – a shop specialising in Scandinavian vintage classics and rarities, as well as custom pieces designed in the FinFin studio. She moved to London from her hometown Gothenburg, Sweden 12 years ago and has lived and worked in Hackney for nine years.
The illustration shows the mishmash of offerings and charming buildings on Chatsworth Road. This eclectic mix of cultures and personalities is one of the reasons why Jojo loves living in Lower Clapton with her husband and daughter.

JoJo online 

Illustrator issue 3: Kimberley Golding

Kimberley Golding is a designer who has lived in the area with her family since 2010. She is co-founder of Forest Kids Hackney, a local walking group for children along the river Lea. Kimberley makes upcycled baby and kids clothes from reused jumpers for her brand Mini Magpie, once a stall on Chatsworth Road market and now based in The Old School Rooms at The Round Chapel. She runs regular classes teaching simple upcycling in Hackney and beyond. Kimberley also makes illustrations and logos for businesses.

Mini Magpie online and
The Prying Eyes online

Illustrator issue 4: Steph Von Reiswitz

Steph on Reiswitz is an artist and illustrator with a penchant for the mysterious and darkly funny.

She mainly creates illustrations and lettering for publications, but also works on clothing, murals, animation and installations.

Steph graduated from Central St Martin’s in 2001. As both an independent artist and a core member of Hackney-based art collective LE GUN, she has widely exhibited in Europe, the US, Japan and China.

“I’ve ended up here in Clapton almost by accident, and I absolutely love it,” she says. “Chatsworth Road and the surrounding area boasts an excellent variety of small businesses catering to local residents, enabling us to shop affordably and locally without having to venture to a supermarket more than a couple of times a month, if at all. Coming from an area where every last little shop was forced out by supermarkets and chain stores, a good fruit and veg shop is more precious to me than any speciality boutique, and to have a wonderful local book shop, friendly tech and electrical shops, well-stocked pound and charity shops, is more exciting to me than any of the – no doubt lovely – fancy cafes.”

Steph online 

What is your name? Zeke Özyürek
How old are you? 28
How long have you live on (near) Chatsworth Road? 28 years and counting.
What is your illustration about and what is the inspiration behind it? My illustration is about celebrating the market at its pinnacle. In the 1930s, the market stretched the full length of the road. With a deadline of two weeks, I immediately knew I wanted to create something classical with bold lettering, which pays homage to the sign makers and scratch board artists of that period. Something engaging to make you want to cut it out and display. I've been heavily inspired by old movie posters and vintage post cards. Having already been fond of traditional calligraphy, it felt like a natural process to follow.
What kind of design work do you usually like to make? I like to make anything that inspires me, from sketches to sculptures. I generally make art with visual metaphors in various mediums such as acrylic, spray paint and CMYK printing. Product design is also close to my heart. I enjoy making products influenced by ergonomics and innovation.
Did you study graphic design and where? I studied 3D design and level 3 Art and Design at HCC, but my graphics design is self taught.
What do you think is the best thing about Chatsworth Road (and nearby) and what do you think can be better?
Tough question! What I love most about Chatsworth Road is you can find everything you need. There's a lot to say about Chatsworth Road and the nearby area, it is constantly evolving for the better. My most visited shops are the Star Discount Store and Everything But The Dog. I also believe 'Vortek', our local road sweeper, is the unsung hero of Chatsworth Road. He works incredibly hard to keep our streets clean. I think Chatsworth Road can be better by bringing awareness for parking near the market on a Sunday. There's a small confusing patch of the road that risks having your car towed away. This isn't good for people who visit the area.

Zeke on Instagram
What is your name? Zosienka
How old are you? 32
How long have you lived near Chatsworth Road? 8 years
What is your illustration about and what is the inspiration behind your it?
It’s a map of the main part of Chatsworth Road as seen in the spring of 2017. There have been a lot of changes happening along here in the last few years and it’s good to see the high street captured in one image to get an idea of the mix of shops and services we have right now. I also thought it could be useful for locals, and even more for non-locals, to see what great shops we have and where to find them
What kind of design work do you usually like to make? I’m a children’s book illustrator and print designer
Did you study graphic design and where? I studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London
What do you think is the best about Chatsworth Road (and nearby) and what do you think can be better?
I like that Chatsworth Road is full of independent businesses and places for people to meet and spend time together. I’d love for locals to feel more integrated, though.
Do you have a website, Twitter or Instagram?
Feel free to add anything else…
It’s been great to illustrate for I love Chatsworth Road magazine. It’s a brilliant project and makes me proud to live here. Zosienka online