We’re a creative bunch at Poke, and like to make sure our office is full of inspiring visual things to keep us inspired and our minds ticking over with fresh ideas. We’re also the fortunate inhabitants of a great office space, which provides us with the opportunity to share it with emerging artists. That’s why if you’ve dropped by the Poke London reception in the past few weeks you’ll notice that we’ve been playing host to the work of Peter Franc; a photographer whose contemporary, colour prints pay homage to the abstract, looming beauty of Eastern European monuments. And Chrysa Koukoura; an illustrator whose intricate, delicate drawings are inspired by British wildlife.
If you popped by Poke this Wednesday lunchtime, you’d have noticed a giddy level of excitement – no, it wasn’t bangers and mash again. It was something even more special: a visit by Prince Andrew as part of a tour of Tech City, an initiative that aims to bring new companies and investors to East London.
This week we’re helping to export East London to South by Southwest. As part of our continued collaboration with Hackney House, we’re heading out along with some of the most exciting businesses in Shoreditch to provide the people of SXSW with an exciting, unique insight into the creative talent of east London.