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The Manchester Connection exhibition at the Movie Poster Art Gallery in London


You might expect this to be taking place 'up north' Manchester, but you'll have to go to the Movie Poster Art Gallery in London for the Manchester Connection Exhibition.

It's a selling exhibition, which in effect means you can browse the walls and buy anything that takes your fancy. On those walls, you'll find 'a celebration of Manchester's legendary renaissance in musical and design creativity' that followed the Sex Pistols' Free Trade Hall gig in 1976.


That means the designs Factory commissioned from Peter Saville, Central Station Design, Ben Kelly and 8vo, along with the design concepts of Morrissey for The Smiths, and the Stone Roses' guitarist John Squire.   

Highlights include rare original music posters from The Smiths, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, plus an ultra rare poster of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, rare sleeve proofs of The Smiths, A Certain Ratio, New Order, and a unique Morrissey hand-annotated sleeve proof for Your Arsenal. There are also a few rare artefacts including the original FAC51 embosser used at the Hacienda and the original 'Gay Traitor' bar menu poster from the same club.   

Some items are already online to browse, with more being added ahead of the exhibition opening on Thursday 10th November 2011.

Find out more at the Manchester Connection website

Via Electric Roulette

Also, if you are a fan of that era/music, check out this Factory Records ashtray, which we spotted recently.

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