Those of you who frequent some of Fitzrovia’s many coffee shops may have noticed a new free publication propped up in the corner with the face of a familiar local resident on the cover staring rather seriously back at you. This new lifestyle magazine is to be produced quarterly with the first issue having been published in April.

Pages from magazine.
Kirk Truman tracks down the artist behind the chalk doors and reveals all in the Fitzrovia Journal.

Created by Kirk Truman it features long-form features about people and small businesses in Fitzrovia, and a number of editorial comment pieces about the district. Truman says he is writing a book and the comment pieces are extracts from this ongoing project.

If you’ve wondered why there are some chalk doors dotted around Euston, Fitzrovia and Soho then pick up a copy of the Fitzrovia Journal to find that Truman has tracked down the artist.

The Journal also features photography and watercolour illustrations. The next issue is due out in July with a launch event to coincide. See for more information and where to get a copy.

Fitzrovia, London, UK