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Eyeball Cards
The Art of British CB Radio Culture

Launching our Irregulars series: from the hiss and crackle of Britain’s CB radio heyday, comes Eyeball Cards. These alternate identities of ‘breakers’ are sometimes amusing, occasionally mundane, dark or bawdy, but always personal creations: social media identities from a time before the internet.

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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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Cultural Traffic 

This Sunday, 8 October, we will be at art publishing fair Cultural Traffic, alongside other exhibitors including Dafydd Jones, Ditto, Eleanor Antin, Empty The Archive, Hysteria, Jane & Jeremy, Kim Wan, The Oxnard Plain Press, Ripopée, Morel Books, John Marchant Gallery, House of O'Dwyer / Rio Cinema, Richardson Magazine, GRRRL ZINE FAIR, Carla Borel, Accumulate, BLOW UP PRESS, Cold Lips and Baron Magazine.  

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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

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