Tales from the Fancy
Book, 138 x 216mm demy paperback
The result of a four year artistic research project, during which artist Alexandra Lockett immersed herself in the Birmingham pigeon racing scene, Tales From The Fancy uses the sport as a means of recording the working-class social history of a place. The stories, inventions, traditions, places and lives of those within the scene are mapped out in exhaustive detail, and a way of life is recorded before it disappears.
We printed the book with Die Keure, whose owner turned out to be one of Belgium’s biggest pigeon racers.