Eyeball Cards: The Art of British CB Radio Culture

Eyeball Cards: The Art of British CB Radio Culture
Library Shelf Location ABC-FOUR
Publication Date 2017

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From the hiss and crackle of Britain's CB radio heyday, only Eyeball cards remain. These are the mysterious business cards of 'breakers' exchanged when British CB enthusiasts would meet up in person after chatting on the airwaves. These alternate identities are sometimes amusing, occasionally mundane, dark or bawdy, but always personal creations - flotsam from a more innocent analogue world. This book is the first to document this late 70s and early 80s sub culture and presents hundreds of the funniest, strangest and most intriguing Eyeball cards from across the UK. In addition, photographer David Titlow has taken portraits of some of the breakers who owned the cards, and writer William Hogan has written a lively history of how and why these cards came to exist. The result is a window into an outpouring of creativity that prefigures online identities - social media handles before there was even an internet.

ISBN 9781909829084
Quantity 1
Pages 192pp
Authors William Hogan, David Titlow
Format Hardback
Publisher Four Corners Books, London
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Keyword Radio
Language English

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