Four Corners Books are known for their considered and graphically astute approach to publishing, so it's no surprise that their latest venture looks to offer a real treat for those of us with both an interest in visual culture and an eye for good design. Four Corners Irregulars is a new series of books that set out to explore various little-known facets of British history and celebrate their graphic legacy, and the first in the series launches this week.
Richard Embray of Four Corners tells us more: "We've been working on the Four Corners Irregulars, for just over a year now and it will be a series of books presenting a new look at the history of modern British visual culture.
We have chosen a wide range of different subjects, ranging from politics to hobbies, and stretching from 1945 to the present day. All are linked by the remarkable visual creativity that has happened in Britain outside of art galleries and museums. Some of the artworks we will feature were made by people who wouldn't have considered themselves artists; many more were, but nevertheless chose to make their work visible outside of a traditional gallery context.
Each book will provide an overview of its subject, and together the books will add up to a portrait of our own histories—at times passionate, at others frivolous, but more complex and multifarious than the myths we sometimes tell ourselves about being British."