Underworld’s Karl Hyde unveils “I Am Dogboy”

I Am Dogboy

By Karl Hyde

Published December 13, 2016
$39.95 | Cloth | 288 pp | 9780571328659

I AM DOGBOYFaber & Faber is proud to announce a beautiful,

full-color collection of the

diaries and photographs of Karl Hyde,

half of the pioneering electronic duo Underworld

“Hyde proves himself an able and enigmatic writer with an intriguing and absorbing way of chronicling the world he finds himself in.” — Loud and Quiet

In 1999, Karl Hyde began writing a public diary. Every day since then, Hyde has documented his thoughts, lyrical works-in-progress, poetry and biographical essays alongside found visuals. Interweaving a selection of his entries with an autobiographical narrative, I Am Dogboy follows Hyde from childhood through the exploratory early years of Underworld, an electronic act who have been peerless for the last 25 years.

Spliced throughout the narrative are standalone/abstract poetic pieces that offer occasional snapshots of life on the road and in the studio and give insight into Hyde’s singular style of lyric writing.

Karl Hyde is one half of Underworld, a pioneering electronic duo that has been one of the UK’s most consistently acclaimed bands for the best part of three decades. Underworld’s most recent LP – ‘Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future’, is their most successful since 1999 and has just received a Grammy Nominee for Best Dance/Electronic Album 2017. In 2016, they played festivals across the world, including Coachella and have just announced a headline slot for Miami’s Ultra Fest 2017.

More info on Karl Hyde and ‘I Am Dogboy’ here:

In 1999, Underworld’s Karl Hyde began writing a public diary. Every day since then, Hyde has documented his thoughts, lyrical works-in-progress, poetry and biographical essays alongside ‘found’ visuals. For the last sixteen years, these entries have collectively created an on-going, utterly unique monologue on Underworld’s website.

I Am Dogboy handpicks a selection of diary entries and rearranges them to create an autobiographical narrative that takes Hyde from childhood through to the exploratory early years of Underworld, an electronic act who have been peerless for the last twenty-five years. Spliced throughout the narrative are standalone/abstract poetic pieces that offer occasional snapshots of life on the road and in the studio and give an insight into Hyde’s singular style of lyric writing.

Karl Hyde is one half of Underworld. This year, the band headline festivals across the world such as Coachella, Glastonbury and Summersonic.

A prolific artist, Karl is one of the founding partners of influential design collective Tomato. Tomato recently celebrated a quarter-century together with a huge retrospective show in Tokyo.

I Am Dogboy is beautifully designed by John Warwicker – Hyde’s long time collaborator and co-founder of the Tomato collective. Karl Hyde and John Warwicker have previously published the typographic books Mmm… Skyscraper I Love You and In The Belly of St Paul.

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