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In the Box

Tom Groves

Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 9780957635203


Signed copies

Publisher's description

In the Box is a unique and compelling collection of images from the world of competitive Subbuteo, an iconic 80’s/90’s miniature football board game. The project, launched in 2010, has taken Tom Groves and his camera across Europe, visiting several of the major tournaments and capturing a series of images with illuminating clarity and humour which brings the sport to life in spectacular fashion.

The photos guide us through the bizarre yet fascinating oddities of a sport that many people thought had died. Included in the book are images of euphoria, passion and dedication as well as quotes from the world’s top players, each providing a personal insight into why Subbuteo means so much to them. The final section of this artist book, printed on a different paper stock pays homage to the childhood game ‘Top Trumps’ and idolises a range of players from the European circuit.

‘In the Box’ is an edition of 1,000 copies and was funded through Kickstarter where nearly 300 copies were pre-ordered earlier this year. Printed by the world renowned EBS print house in Verona, Italy, the book, designed by Studio Thomas, features a silk screened hardcover which is wrapped in a flocked material, replicating the feel of a Subbuteo pitch.

Silk screened hardcover, wrapped in a flocked material

44 Photographs

250 x 175 mm

92 Printed Pages

80 on GardaMatt Paper Stock

12 on Uncoated Offset Stock

Edition of 1,000

Published  by Bellevue Books