Jaime Powell: Eyesore


Eyesore is an artist book by visual artist, Jaime Powell.

Amidst the lockdowns of 2020, the city of Hyderabad, India cracked down on advertising hoardings. The rules and regulations were tightened so much, it effectively banned that feature of many an Indian skyline. Eyesore is a moment in this changing identity documented in words, mark-making and photographs.

By way of photographic documentation, Eyesore indexes some of the naked steel scaffolds still left standing three years on from the initial Government Order.

Drawings of Hyderabad Old city are an iteration of an 18th-century map (title and maker unknown) found at Idarah-i-Adabiyat-i Urdu, Hyderabad, India.


Words, illustration and photography by Jaime Emily Powell
Cover artwork adapted from lithographs by Jaime Emily Powell
Book design and typesetting by Scott Heinrich

Language: English
Format: Softcover, Risograph ‘Outer Book’ (6 pages), Digital ‘Inner Book’ (14 pages)
Dimensions: 140 x 280 x 4 mm
Edition: First
Publication Date: May 2023