Begun in 2005, an ongoing personal study of London's Victorian coal holes –
cast iron plates that decorate the city's pavements.

A rubbing technique became an appropriate method to record the decorative patterns on the coal holes. Represented in various media in an effort to elevate their appreciation.

Visit the dedicated project site. 

The book is printed on 45gsm paper, to echo the materials used to make the original rubbings. The cover is embossed using a custom-made photopolymer plate, and hand-letterpressed in Stockwell. The same technique was also used to print limited edition sets of coasters.