My growing obsession with lettering and printed ephemera of all kinds, developed into an attempt to do some justice to the wonderful items that I was encountering – the result, after two years of research, is my latest publication:
A Lancaster Ephemera: Printed Relics from a City of Letters considers the often forgotten histories of the city of Lancaster (UK) through a collection of printed ephemera. These neglected pieces of ‘paper flotsam’ hold details about the social, political and commercial history of Lancaster, as well as the design and artistic preoccupations of their time.
Each item in the collection is accompanied by the history behind it as well as an ongoing discussion about the typographic changes occurring during the nearly four hundred years over which they were designed and produced.
From public notices to theatre posters, Arctic expeditions, executions, trials and advertisements, this new publication gives a unique insight into the history of the city of Lancaster.
The book is printed on high quality paper, perfect bound and stitched, with a dust cover. It includes photographs of fifty examples of printed ephemera taken from the city’s archives, local business and private collections, that span over four hundred years of Lancaster’s history. Four dust cover variations are available.
For more details and to purchase online visit: http://www.fastfootpress.co.uk/publications/lancasterephemerapublication/