I Am Dogboy: The Underworld Diaries

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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 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 an insight into Hyde's singular style of lyric writing.

The book 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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About the Author:

Karl Hyde is one half of Underworld the pioneering electronic duo who have 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. In 2014 he collaborated with Brian Eno turning a collection of the producers unfinished intro's into pop songs. Someday World was released in May 2014. This year, the band will play festivals across the world including 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.

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