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Greetings From The Barricades

The first major study of the design, production, and distribution of postcards from the 1905 Revolution in Russia, featuring over 200 images. Together, they form a rich body of political art that illustrates the danger of opposing the regime during this turbulent era. 

Greetings From The Barricades
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Face In The Crowd

From the 1950s onwards, football match programmes regularly featured Face In The Crowd competitions – crowd photographs with a lucky face circled - that serve as a record of supporters over the decades, but also seem a harbinger of a time when we can no longer be anonymous.

Face In The Crowd
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Leeds Postcards

Celebrating four decades worth of inspiring political cards from he independent postcard press, a unique and graphically inventive record of the struggles as well as the progressive political triumphs from 1979 to the present day. 

Leeds Postcards
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Poster Workshop 1968-1971

Marking 50 years since May '68, this book presents posters from the British collective Poster Workshop. Their work, made in Camden from 1968 onwards, give a unique perspective on the key political issues in 1960s and 1970s Britain - many of which still resonate today.

Poster Workshop 1968-1971
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What are Eyeball Cards?
Questions and Answers 

We asked William Hogan and David Titlow about their experience of Citizens Band Radio Culture of the 1980s, and more specifically the Eyeball Cards: the business cards of ‘breakers’ exchanged when meeting up in person after chatting on the airwaves. 

A CB Radio Q&A
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Introducing the Four Corners Irregulars

We’re proud to introduce our newest project, one that we’ve been beavering away at for over a year now: Four Corners Irregulars, a series of books presenting a new look at the history of modern British visual culture.

We have chosen a wide range of different subjects, ranging from politics to hobbies, and stretching from 1945 to the present day. All are linked by the remarkable visual creativity in Britain beyond art galleries and museums. Some of the work we feature is by artists working outside of the gallery context and some was made by people who didn’t consider themselves artists at all.

The first volume is by William Hogan and David Titlow, about Eyeball Cards, the mysterious business cards created by CB radio enthusiasts in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ‘Breakers’ would chat over the airwaves at a time when the technology was yet to be legalised and would create handles for themselves to help keep their identity a secret. The result is a window into an outpouring of creativity that prefigures online identities – social media personas from before the internet.

Read about Irregular #1, Eyeball Cards