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Auto Erotica


Jonny Trunk


The first book of its kind – a car book like no other – offering a deeply nostalgic look at beautiful vintage cars through the superb literature, leaflets and pamphlets that sold them to us. Auto Erotica covers the gamut of motoring in Britain during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

These rare ephemeral booklets are full of unusual graphic ideas and concepts. Their fabulous photography, dazzling colour charts, daring typography, strange fold outs and inspiring styles symbolise the automobile aspirations of generations of Britons.

The book is also packed full of era-defining classic cars, from those we love to those you can’t remember. Expect fast Fords, the XJS, the TR8, MGs, minis, Maxis, Renaults, Beemers, VWs, Vivas, Citroens, DeLoreans and a whole lot more – amazing motors from the past and even some from the future – as you've never seen them before.

 

Nostalgia enthusiast Jonny Trunk founded his record label Trunk Records in 1995, which specialises in releasing lost and archived recordings. He compiled and wrote The Music Library a book that documented the hidden world of library music, and Own Label a book about Sainsbury’s packaging from 1962-1977. He has worked with Oliver Postgate, Derek Griffiths, Tony Hart and other celebrated artists of the 1960s and 1970s. Jonny also writes for a number of magazines and broadcasts every week on Resonance FM, London’s art broadcasting station. Bob Stanley is a musician, journalist, and author. He is a member of the group Saint Etienne for which he co-writes songs and produces. He has written for the NME, Melody Maker, Mojo, The Guardian and The Times. His books include Match Day (FUEL, 2007) a book of football programme artwork and Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Modern Pop (Faber & Faber, 2013). Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell have been publishing books since 2004, with their hugely successful and influential Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia series. They have worked with Jonny Trunk on a number of publications, including The Music Library, Own Label and Wrappers Delight.

Category:  Art & Design
ISBN:  9781916218444
Publisher:  Thames & Hudson
On sale:  September 2021
List price:  R740 
Format:  Paperback
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