Rubbish Seaside
Rubbish Seaside
Rubbish Seaside : Hurley : Palazzo
September 2020

Rubbish Seaside

by Jack Hurley

The book

Leaden skies, horizontal rain, stodgy demographics and the unmistakable whiff of endemic disappointment – these are the raw materials that make up Jack Hurley’s geographically problematic Rubbish Seaside series.

Drawing on – and then shamelessly corrupting – the utopian, idyllic vistas found in mid-century railway posters, this collection of backhanded love letters to cherished British destinations celebrates their neglected, awful glory.

Come on in – immerse yourself in the full horror of bawling children, drunken ne’er-do-wells and feral hen do’s – the water’s lovely!


ISBN13: 9781786750990

PB - 178 x 121mm

21 full-colour  Illustrations



Rights: World

Rights Sold: UK

Market: Travel, Humour, Popular Culture

Jack Hurley is a Leeds-based illustrator who grew up in various lacklustre coastal towns on the south coast and thus knows what he’s talking about. After a thoroughly odd career as a mental health worker, he inexplicably managed to carve out a living with his Rubbish Seaside series of posters and is surprised as you are by all of this. When not upsetting the residents of various UK locales, Hurley can usually be found causing trouble on the internet and shirking his many responsibilities @loudribs.

Rubbish Seaside

by Jack Hurley