Yellow Pages stop

After 50 years there will come an end to the Yellow Pages in the UK. The last physical version of the famous guide will appear at the end of 2018 in 23 million copies. Owner Yell quotes the rise in digital guides as the reason for the decision. The first Yellow Pages appeared in 1886 in Wyoming (US). The branding, the yellow colour, was just by chance because the printer at the time ran out of white paper and had to use yellow paper.
The Dutch yellow pages (De Gouden Gids) still exists. The first edition appeared in 1965. The Dutch guide was sold to European Directories in 2008 and merged with De Telefoongids (phone directory).

Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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