The two paths
"Don’t mind him, he used to be an Irishman"
Children’s Writing Centre-Slash-Monster Supply Shop of the Day: Can I interest you in a can of escalating panic? Perhaps a clump of distressed damsel’s hair is more to your liking? These items and more at Hoxton Street Monster Supplies: Bespoke and Everyday Items For the Living, Dead and Undead (est. 1818).
Inspired by Dave Eggers’s 826 literacy project, London-based graphic design studio We Made This, with help and support from the Arts Council and the JJ Charitable Trust, launched the Ministry of Stories on Hoxton Street in east London.
The Ministry follows the model of the 826 centres: a writing centre where kids aged 8-18 can get one-to-one tuition with professional writers and other volunteers; with the centres being housed behind fantastical shop fronts designed to fire the kids’ imaginations (and generate income for the writing centres).
In our case, the shop is Hoxton Street Monster Supplies – Purveyor of Quality Goods for Monsters of Every Kind.