Build – Sunrise over Manchester

Large format poster for Print & Paste, Manchester.

‘Sunrise over Manchester’ combines two things I associate Manchester with, good music (Second Summer of Love era in particular ’88-’89) and Factory Records.

I wanted to do something simple, bold and graphic. The factory (as well as Factory Records) represents the industrial heritage of the area, coupled with the iconic smiley face rising behind.

When I was in college in Newcastle we used to buy all the records that came out in that amazing time. Madchester, The Haçienda (and the rave scene) were the words on everybody’s lips, the world’s attention was focussed securely on the North-west.

The Second Summer of Love was an exciting period in musical culture, with so much good ground-breaking music being made, I wanted to capture a small part of that in this piece…and what better place than Manchester itself for it to sit in.
— M C Place

Client — Print & Paste, UK.
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