Tart Cards: London's illicit advertising art

Archer, Caroline (2003) Tart Cards: London's illicit advertising art. Mark Batty Publishers, New York. ISBN 0972424040

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In London, sex has been sold through advertising cards posted in phone boxes since the early 1980s. Some 13 million cards are produced each year, and at any one time more than 700 phone booths in Central London are used as ad hoc hoardings, advertising the whole gamut of deviance and desire. The range of ?services? offered by the cards depicted in this work range from A to V.I.P. Among the range of often esoteric services on offer are such delights as Sub, Dom, TV Shoplifters, Baby Cosseting and Busty, Black or Blonde. Tracing the history of these ephemeral items, Tart Cards provides an opportunity to explore a real example of the evolution of vernacular design and an insight into a sexual netherworld.

Item Type: Book
1 January 2003Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: London, sex, technology, graphic design, type, typography, printing, communication
Subjects: CAH20 - historical, philosophical and religious studies > CAH20-01 - history and archaeology > CAH20-01-01 - history
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > College of Digital Arts
Depositing User: Caroline Archer
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 13:08
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:18
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9450

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