Self portrait of Frederick O'Brien

Frederick O'Brien


What Leonardo da Vinci can teach us about web design

Smashing Magazine, 15/03/2023

Galaxies of the Guardian: the formation of an irregular org chart

The Guardian, 03/02/2023

Web design done well: delightful data visualisation examples

Smashing Magazine, 16/06/2022

Web design done well: perfectly pointless

Smashing Magazine, 11/02/2022

Rock Against Racism: the concert in Victoria Park that united a nation

Roman Road LDN, 05/11/2021

Hired Tunes: anatomy of a James Bond song

The Quietus, 03/10/2021

Web design done well: excellent editorial

Smashing Magazine, 10/09/2021

How we backfilled the Guardian’s in-house analytics tool to provide greater journalistic insight

The Guardian, 12/07/2021

Web design done well: making use of audio

Smashing Magazine, 11/06/2021

Old the front page! The story of 1821 Mode

The Guardian, 22/05/2021

Artist-friendly music streaming alternatives to Spotify et al.

Audioxide, 26/04/2021

Web design done well: the ordinary made extraordinary

Smashing Magazine, 22/04/2021

Guarding against disposable design

Smashing Magazine, 02/04/2021

What Saul Bass can teach us about web design

Smashing Magazine, 12/02/2021

Statsioxide: our first 250 reviews in numbers

Audioxide, 05/02/2021

Anders Filipsen channels Brian Eno and C418 in solo debut Waiting Music

Audioxide, 01/02/2021

Seven classic books you can read for free

Reader's Digest, 21/01/2021

How to Dismantle a Frontloaded Discography: U2’s studio albums ranked

Audioxide, 11/01/2021

What would a music streaming minimum wage look like?

Audioxide, 04/01/2021

Towards an ad-free web: diversifying the online economy

Smashing Magazine, 04/01/2021

Making websites easier to talk to

Smashing Magazine, 10/12/2020

State of Rapture: the music of BioShock

Audioxide, 24/11/2020

Developing for the Semantic Web

Smashing Magazine, 07/10/2020

The Quietus' top 50 needle drop moments In film

The Quietus, 02/09/2020

A smashing guide to the world of search engine optimization

Smashing Magazine, 14/07/2020

What Vitruvius can teach us about web design

Smashing Magazine, 19/06/2020

Dylan Seeger returns, and a toast to the unexpected

Audioxide, 08/06/2020

A new hope: how X-Men sparked the superhero genre

The Quietus, 05/06/2020

A global pandemic of empty gestures

Citizen Obsessed, 30/05/2020

Readability algorithms should be used as tools, not targets

Smashing Magazine, 01/05/2020

Baking structured data into the design process

Smashing Magazine, 09/04/2020

Mainstream media fails the public during coronavirus outbreak

Citizen Obsessed, 23/03/2020

AI hotel assistant persuades guests to use less water and electricity

New Scientist, 18/03/2020

Lady Shocker on the evolution of grime culture in Bow and beyond

Roman Road LDN, 06/03/2020

What does a foldable web actually mean?

Smashing Magazine, 26/02/2020

The Legend of G.Kelly: making quality working class food for generations

Roman Road LDN, 10/01/2020

The split personality of brutalist web development

Smashing Magazine, 08/01/2020

Mercston: debut album and the camaraderie of Bow’s grime scene

Roman Road LDN, 09/12/2019

Portrait: former food bank user on the plight of the homeless

Roman Road LDN, 07/12/2019

OK boomer' is lazy language

Citizen Obsessed, 28/11/2019

PragerU is just another safe space

Citizen Obsessed, 15/11/2019

Extinction Rebellion stages East London Uprising

Roman Road LDN, 15/11/2019

Applications open for Poplar Works fashion studios

Roman Road LDN, 10/11/2019

What newspapers can teach us about web design

Smashing Magazine, 08/11/2019

Captain Cook’s east London home on Mile End Road

Roman Road LDN, 03/11/2019

Portrait: Marcus Tisson builds a mental health legacy following his mother’s suicide

Roman Road LDN, 01/11/2019

Tower Hamlets Council reveals £1.67 million Globe Town regeneration project

Roman Road LDN, 31/10/2019

Facebook is not the answer to lying politicians

Citizen Obsessed, 28/10/2019

Hannah Brine’s Victoria Park Singers: from East London to the Royal Albert Hall

Roman Road LDN, 28/10/2019

Italian restaurant Kisses from Nonna opens on Roman Road

Roman Road LDN, 25/10/2019

Before they were kings: the boxing careers of Ronnie and Reggie Kray

Roman Road LDN, 24/10/2019

Will a non-partisan crowdfunding platform please stand up?

Citizen Obsessed, 15/10/2019

‘Shopfronts of London’ by Eleanor Crow – book review

Roman Road LDN, 11/10/2019

Roman Road prepares to launch Tower Hamlets’ first borrow-a-bag scheme

Roman Road LDN, 10/10/2019

Bethnal Green restaurant Da Terra awarded Michelin Star

Roman Road LDN, 09/10/2019

Keep Faith: The music of Mirror's Edge

Audioxide, 06/10/2019

Greedy Fish & Chips opens in Globe Town

Roman Road LDN, 03/10/2019

Four Corners recruiting volunteers for Brick Lane 1978 project

Roman Road LDN, 02/10/2019

Ad-centric revenue models will always create a race to the bottom

Citizen Obsessed, 28/09/2019

Roman Road LDN teams up with Eastside youth centre to launch Mad About Grime programme

Roman Road LDN, 27/09/2019

Ray Gipson – Bow’s top Geezer

Roman Road LDN, 27/09/2019

Roman Road LDN publisher Social Streets releases annual report

Roman Road LDN, 20/09/2019

Zee & Co: Bow’s male fashion hub for more than 25 years

Roman Road LDN, 20/09/2019

G. Kelly pie and mash shop reopens on Roman Road

Roman Road LDN, 19/09/2019

Dav Stewart on his ‘A Portrait of Roman Road’ photography project

Roman Road LDN, 13/09/2019

The best East End sites to visit during Open House London

Roman Road LDN, 12/09/2019

‘Since 9/11’ – the 9/11 public artwork in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Roman Road LDN, 10/09/2019

Confessions of an album reviewer

Audioxide, 08/09/2019

Pizza Brixton restaurant opens on Roman Road

Roman Road LDN, 05/09/2019

Hay, horseshoes, and Trooping the Colour: a morning at Bow Police Stables

Roman Road LDN, 14/08/2019

Behind the red doors of Bethnal Green Fire Station

Roman Road LDN, 27/07/2019

Bow playwright Simon Stephens on East London, the gentrification of bacon sarnies, and that Hot Priest

Roman Road LDN, 22/07/2019

The 10 best things to do on Roman Road Market

Roman Road LDN, 20/07/2019

Liveable Streets traffic trial cancelled – what’s next?

Roman Road LDN, 18/07/2019

‘Raw Materials: Plastics’ exhibition explores the invention of plastic in East London

Roman Road LDN, 16/07/2019

‘Black Widow’ Linda Calvey on the realities of East End gangster life

Roman Road LDN, 14/07/2019

East London’s oldest school faces closure

Roman Road LDN, 11/07/2019

New coworking space opens on Bow Road

Roman Road LDN, 06/07/2019

Key roads in Bow to close during eight-day Liveable Streets trial

Roman Road LDN, 04/07/2019

The shutter art of Roman Road

Roman Road LDN, 27/06/2019

Portrait: Margie Keefe, aka Grime Gran, nan to the grime scene

Roman Road LDN, 17/06/2019

Curtain falls on inaugural Fragments Festival at Genesis Cinema

Roman Road LDN, 16/06/2019

The secret services of Roman Road

Roman Road LDN, 15/06/2019

Sign of the times: the mystery of Henry Finkelstein

Roman Road LDN, 12/06/2019

Bow filmmaker Aaron Christian on the privileged world of internships

Roman Road LDN, 09/06/2019

Vehicle restrictions on Grove Road part of TfL proposals for cycle-friendly East London

Roman Road LDN, 06/06/2019

Voices: how a single mother’s world was shattered by hostile immigration policy

Roman Road LDN, 31/05/2019

Richard Lubbock – life after meth

Roman Road LDN, 17/05/2019

‘Grime Kids’ book review – the inside story of a creative revolution

Roman Road LDN, 16/05/2019

Discovering Chisenhale Art Place – three creative havens under one roof

Roman Road LDN, 13/05/2019

Bow and Globe Town residents share their experiences of Ramadan

Roman Road LDN, 12/05/2019

Bowling together – the Victoria Park Bowls Club keeps on rolling

Roman Road LDN, 04/05/2019

Eddie Brown’s mental health story: Surviving a lifetime of archaic medical treatments

Roman Road LDN, 29/04/2019

New look Nunnery Café up and running

Roman Road LDN, 21/04/2019

Indigo Face channel the spirit of Bow Quarter

Roman Road LDN, 17/04/2019

Soma, Spotify, and the brave new world of music consumption

Audioxide, 15/04/2019

Rhythm Division – the (140 bpm) heart of grime

Roman Road LDN, 13/04/2019

The quiet triumph of Hackney Wick Life Drawing

Roman Road LDN, 08/04/2019

Painting the town red, green, white, blue… Ged Palmer on Luminor Sign Co and the analogue revival

Roman Road LDN, 06/04/2019

Chris Kimberley: the cheeky Cockney on life after being a postman

Roman Road LDN, 01/04/2019

The House Mill – industry, craftsmanship, and a boatload of gin

Roman Road LDN, 22/03/2019

The Forum at Victoria Park – East London’s answer to Speakers’ Corner

Roman Road LDN, 14/03/2019

Written from life – Sylvia Pankhurst and the Workers’ Dreadnought newspaper

Roman Road LDN, 08/03/2019

Stour Space – Fish Island’s creative venue taking grassroots national

Roman Road LDN, 02/03/2019

Blood and solidarity at York Hall boxing

Roman Road LDN, 20/02/2019

Carolyn Clark, Bow superwoman

Roman Road LDN, 18/02/2019

Have your say on plans to turn Whitechapel Bell Foundry into a boutique hotel

Roman Road LDN, 06/02/2019

Brioche to the people – Saint Sugar of London celebrates over a decade of market life

Roman Road LDN, 04/02/2019

When Fish Island powered Fleet Street – the story of John Kidd & Co ink works

Roman Road LDN, 30/01/2019

Sculptor Paula Haughney on her place in an ever-changing East London

Roman Road LDN, 28/01/2019

Cafe East reopens after winter refurb

Roman Road LDN, 25/01/2019

Herbert’s fruits and salads – last of a market stall dynasty

Roman Road LDN, 20/01/2019

PureGym opens at Bow Wharf

Roman Road LDN, 18/01/2019

The Victoria Park alcoves – East End mementos of old London Bridge

Roman Road LDN, 10/01/2019

Displaced Bethnal Green coffee vendor reaches fundraising target

Roman Road LDN, 09/01/2019

On the trail of the Bow Heritage Trail

Roman Road LDN, 05/01/2019

The red hands of William Gladstone’s statue

Roman Road LDN, 11/12/2018

The Eleanor Arms pub – Bow’s very own French Quarter

Roman Road LDN, 07/12/2018

Frank Wang’s last stand – support independent coffee in Bethnal Green

Roman Road LDN, 30/11/2018

Urban Makers, flying the flag for East London designer-maker markets

Roman Road LDN, 22/11/2018

The Nunnery Gallery: art by and for Bow

Roman Road LDN, 16/11/2018

Statsioxide: Our first 150 reviews in numbers

Audioxide, 21/08/2018

The ’80s according to Stewart Lee

Audioxide, 16/04/2018

World on fire: The music of Fallout 3

Audioxide, 11/08/2017

The rise and rise of audiobooks

Audioxide, 14/06/2017

Keep playing: The fire at the heart of Whiplash

Audioxide, 09/06/2017

Gorillaz go 1-D

Audioxide, 11/05/2017

Be Here Now and Mr. Hyde

Audioxide, 14/10/2016

The DMCA rabbit hole

Audioxide, 27/06/2016

Album sides and beauty from circumstance

Audioxide, 11/03/2016