Gay Areas Telephone Directory
The Gay Areas Telephone Directory is a facsimile of an American telephone directory published in December 1983 by Gay International Inc. and targeted at the queer population. The phonebook is a now-obsolete format, but before mobile phones and the internet every household had one by the landline. This queer directory featured listings and advertisements for businesses friendly towards or catering to lesbians and gay men at a time when such visibility was a rare and possibly dangerous thing. The slipcase is designed to function within the Pre–Echo identity and is printed on reverse packaging board.