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ASBO BATTLE CHAOS

Alphabet book, 26 pages, 21cm x 29.7cm, edition of 50
2008

This is the first of a series of alphabet picture books. The images are newspaper photographs with a short caption, often one word, and one image is selected for each letter of the alphabet. The images are collected over the course of a year. My plan is to produce an alphabet book once every five years for fifty years; the resulting collection of ten books will be released as a box set in 2053, and will trace the evolving preoccupations, aesthetics and events of the first half of the twenty-first century, set against the unchanging framework of our alphabet.

Pages A to E below: