Coal Drops Yard
Goods + Ideas
Coal Drops Yard is an area of King’s Cross with an extremely rich, diverse history that spans two centuries — from the coal stores of Victorian London, to the warehouse rave scene of the 80s and 90s. In 2018 it was brought back to life once again, reimagined by Thomas Heatherwick as a boutique shopping district. We were asked to design a book that would celebrate this remarkable history.
Like a microcosm of London itself, Coal Drops Yard built its reputation on being a centre for the production and distribution of, not just goods, but also ideas.
We chose to design and construct a book that would highlight and celebrate this unique formula of goods + ideas, which has made Coal Drops Yard so successful.