Tart cards / Caroline Archer; [photography, Rob Clayton].

by Archer, Caroline, 1961-Looking glass; Clayton, RobLooking glass.

Publisher: West New York, NJ : Mark Batty, [2003]Description: 101 pages,14]pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles ; 26cm.ISBN: 0972424040.Subject(s): Advertising cards -- England -- London | Advertising -- Sex-oriented businesses -- England -- LondonNote: Subtitle on cover: London's illicit advertising art.
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Long loan Chelsea College of Arts
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Printed books 659.19 ARC (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Issued 10/01/2022 35766735
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Printed books 659.19306742 ARC (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 40955974
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In London, sex has been sold through advertising cards posted in phone booths since the early 1980s. Tracing the history of these "tart cards" provides an opportunity to explore a real example of the evolution of vernacular design. This tour through illicit printed solicitation includes interviews with the "service providers, " their marketers "the carders, " the printers, and the local authorities who have sought to control the content of the cards. Extensively illustrated, this book has over 200 provocative examples of the cards as they have evolved over the years.

Subtitle on cover: London's illicit advertising art.