Flat tops and bottms at Rox

The most popular hairdo at London hair salon Rox just has to be a slaphead. This perverse approach to flier design is the work of Curious designer Paul Cowley, who prowls around Soho phone boxes.

The most popular hairdo at London hair salon Rox just has to be a slaphead.

This perverse approach to flier design is the work of Curious designer Paul Cowley, who prowls around Soho phone boxes.

Cowley collects prostitutes’ calling cards. He’s turned on – though he insists he has never actually rung one – by their design.

“The images are naive, but they’re also very effective, they have a certain spirit of intrigue and naughtiness. They give me a sense of wonder,” Cowley explains.

The Rox image was taken from a card. “It’s not original. I don’t think a prostitute would commission an illustrator,” says Cowley.

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