Wednesday, August 6, 2014


This is an awesome book. It entirely exists of tabloid posters from daily newspapers from South Africa since the First Anglo-Boer War. Laurence Hamburger collected them and Chopped Liver Press published it.

"I began collecting South African tabloid posters in 2008 with no other purpose than to preserve them. I thought they were funny, clever and true. Composed in a local vernacular of shebeen English, these statements are part of the texture of our urban fabric; so familiar as to almost disappear." Hamburger writes about the book.
Literary magazine Granta interviewd Hamburger about this project. 

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