We make lots of things for people. Occasionally, we make stuff for us. Or rather, we make stuff for us, that might be liked by other people.
Case in point is a project we’ve been working on quietly for the last 4 months with our good friend and journalist Greg Williams. MyLondonStory was born out of a love for our city, good writing and maps. (We really really LOVE a good map, but I digress…)
Our idea is to create a picture of London via the medium of words, building layers of stories around the people and spaces that make this city what it is. Writers of any calibre are being encouraged to share their London tales on the site, with the aim of building a storytelling community telling tales of the metropolis. The stories can be about anything: A first job, a monumental gig, a week living rough… the only requirement is to tie it in to the great city herself. Eventually, we hope to have big name authors sitting next to spare room writers, showing off their individual stories. At the centre of the project is a pretty beautiful iPad app, which will allow people to browse, search and read the submitted stories.
The full project launches in a few weeks time, but for now, check out the MyLondonStory site and maybe even submit a story of your own.