BLACK COUNTRY TYPE - The debut photobook was launched in September 2018 alongside an exhibition at The Light House, Wolverhampton. 
In this series of photographs Hicks applies his unique aesthetic to the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering and signs. He also photographs 'types' of architectural features, objects and the post-industrial landscape of the area.
The foreword is provided by artist and academic Dean Kelland, along with a specially written piece from author Kerry Hadley-Pryce