The Teddy Boy Wars
The Teddy Boy Wars book cover design.

The Teddy Boy Wars book cover design.

The Teddy Boy Wars : The Youth Cult that Shocked Britain by Michael Macilwee and published by Milo Books is set in the mid-1950s and is the story of a strange and horrifying fad. As if from nowhere, gangs of young men, dressed in a remarkable new fashion, emerged to turn the streets, dance halls and fairgrounds into battlefields. The Teddy Boys had arrived.

The photograph suggests a well dressed brute and the street lighting is menacing. I used colourful, bold type to hint at youth and rebellion.