A Lancaster Ephemera: Printed Relics from a City of Letters considers the often forgotten histories of the city 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.
Printed on high quality paper, perfect bound and stitched, the book comes in four dustcover variations: Map, Cocktail Cabinet, TD Smith, City View. Please indicate in your order which cover variation/s you would like. If you don’t mind which one you receive, we will choose one at random for you.