Four Corners Books has just announced the next book in its Irregulars series titled, Leeds Postcards, a celebration of the independent postcard press. For the past four decades, independent postcard press Leeds Postcards has been making oppositional, inspiring images; activism by design. The cards are not of Leeds; the name represents a defiant rejection of the hegemony of London. The images cover a fascinating range of domestic and international politics, causes and campaigns, creating, in their own unique and graphically inventive way a record of the struggles as well as the progressive political triumphs from 1979 to the present day.
Through Irregulars, Four Corners Books publishes work on a range of subjects, all of which are linked by a desire to create a portrait of complex British histories and “the remarkable visual creativity in Britain beyond art galleries and museums”. Previous titles from the series include Eyeball Cards and UFO Drawings from the National Archives.
Leeds Postcards is edited by Christine Hankinson, of Leeds Postcards; and Craig Oldham, who also contributes an introductory essay. It’ll be available from 17 July.
About the Author
Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.