From Autumn 2013 to March 2014, I worked with Create London and the Barbican to create Posters, Event Programmes, Leaflets and Flyers for Hitchcock’s East End, a Film Season celebrating Alfred Hitchcock and his connection to London. The season aimed to uncover new perspectives on the work of the great auteur by screening his films in the borough he was originally born in.
I also created two illustrated maps to be used by audience goers at separate film screenings. I researched, designed, and illustrated all of the content for each walk. Both covered Leytonstone from separate angles, the first pinpointing Hitchcock’s Edwardian roots and the second themed around a selection of forgotten gothic narratives. The objective of the maps, which were distributed through the area, was to help create a connection between the idyllic Leytonstone of the Edwardian era and the modern inner city suburb it is today. I undertook all of the research for the maps, discovering anecdotes about lost buildings and forgotten narratives of the area. Working with the Leytonstone Historical Society, and trawling through historical photographs and documents from the borough archives, I was able to produce an informative and entertaining route for visitors to the events.
Audiences attending the site-specific cinema event were able to collect maps from the local train stations and begin their own self-guided walk to the screening location, discovering the history of Hitchcock’s connections to the area as they did so.