Six Months of (Social) Housing in Sheffield By Joe Singleton
Salt n Pepper Press - [Book design]
Cover design, typesetting, A3 print, sticker and packaging concept for Photographer
Joe Singleton, published by Salt n Pepper Press.
A Hand bound soft cover book, A3 print and sticker are all contained within a A4 window envelope. The folded in half print acts as the address (title of the book) for the window section with the sticker mimicking a 'Fire exit sign' arching back to the visual language of these council housing developments.
Aswell as the publication a public exhibition within the Lansdowne Estate in Sheffield was installed on the 27/2/21.
- Uncoated 250gsm + 120gsm
- Soft Cover with red waxed leather binding
- 52 pages
- Published 2021
Publisher - Salt n Pepper Press
Photographer - Joe Singleton
'About 50 years ago the housing development committee in Sheffield published a book; “Ten Years of Housing in Sheffield”. Captioned in English, French and Russian it was intended to serve as a blueprint for the rest of the world on how to house a booming population in a flourishing industrial city. 50 years later, the examples portrayed within it have either been demolished or replaced with steel and glass accented apartment blocks for occupation by the ‘upwardly mobile’. ‘Six Months of Social Housing in Sheffield’ is about the places that have survived, it’s about the irrepressible character of communities where the underrepresented make a home for themselves. It’s about the smell of cooking on the landing; it’s about the fire brigade putting out a bin fire again; it’s about the old folk drinking in the communal garden. It’s about home.'