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Leeds Postcards: Exhibition & Book Launch

Leeds Postcards: Exhibition & Book Launch
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19 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018

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Village Bookstore & Gallery

3 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6LQ

Since 1979, 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 graphical-ly inventive way a record of the struggles as well as the progressive political triumphs from 1979 to the present day.

These postcards have crystallised the cultural zeitgeist to be dis- played, sent, kept, and shared. The book contains over 100 cards, featuring the work of a wide range of artists and designers, including Steve Bell, Jacky Fleming, Peter Kennard, Ray Lowry and Angela Martin. Leeds Postcards continues to this day, thanks to a great deal of love, luck and effort, making eachcard a pocket-sized call to arms, punching way above its weight.

To celebrate the release of the new book, published by Four Corners Books, we will be exhibiting a selection of Leeds Postcard's diverse output spanning nearly 4 decades.

Join us on Thursday 19th July for the exhibition preview. Christine Hankinson, one of the founding members of the collective, and the books designer Craig Oldham, will be signing copies of the book.

Drinks provided.

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  • Visual Art
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