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Illustrator Badaude launches new book ‘London Walks!’

Posted at 10:00 am, June 11, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment
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‘London Walks!’ by illustrator/writer Joanna Walsh – aka Badaude – offers a fresh angle on 22 city walks, 3 bus rides and a boat trip, reframing the capital’s streets into a set of kooky cartoons and providing the London-weary with an anti-guidebook. Opening with the message ‘Surprise your city!’,Walsh makes the case for walking instead of taking the Tube, bagging free stuff instead of paying for big shows and indulging in drifting on a derivé over following strict itineraries like a braindead tourist-cum-commuter. As well as Soho, Notting Hill and other standard prettified parts, Badaude’s bubblesome graphic walks also explore London Fields, Fitzrovia and Waterloo. Badaude will draw on the walls of Tate Modern bookshop from 10am-5pm today so go and watch her in action.

For Drawling London info, see tate.org.uk; ‘London Walks!’ available online at tate.org.uk/shop.

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