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Cudworth Street is an illustrated history narrative that I'm currently working on, set on a small street running alongside the railway viaducts in Whitechapel. The work explores the circumstances in which Cudworth Street emerged in Victorian London and how the population, mostly skilled artisans, reconciled with the sudden shift from hand to machine production and the rapid unemployment that followed.

Based on the censuses from 1851-1881, poverty surveys conducted by the government and charitable organisations, and many different archived accounts, the work follows several characters through a story about labour, street culture, community and governement neglect. The work explores how and why the history of this Vicotria period is relevent today and draws parrallels between industrialisation and digitisation.

Image from 'Cudworth Street' shortlisted for the 2019 'Poster Prize for Illustration' by the London Transport Museum in partnership with the Association of Illustrators.

This image was shortlisted for the 2017 'Prize for Illustration' by the Association of Illustrators (AOI), and was exhibted in the 'Sounds of the City' exhibition at the London Transport Museum, 19th May - 3rd September 2017.