“Tramp Directories, Noms-de-Road and Unwritten Codes” – a companion book to the 2017 Unlock Book Fair
We are excited to announce Tramp Directories, Noms-de-Road and Unwritten Codes, the book we have been working on in the last months to be launched as part of this year’s fair. It will be the first look into hobo graffiti and culture from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, an era of hobo graffiti few people knew existed.
This book is the highlight of our year’s topic, “North American railroad cultures”. Recently unearthed, groundbreaking photographic and film documentation of late 19th Century hobo graffiti will be unveiled. Don’t miss our Unlock Showcase stall featuring a selection of obscure publications on the topic, brought from across the Atlantic with the help of Bombing Science.