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Archive 2: Manchester Postcards by Kevin Cummins from V&A


Kevin Cummins, renowned for photographing musical greats from Joy Division to Bowie, made a visual record of Manchester's music scene from the late 70s into the 80s. The V&A have reproduced some of these photos as a set of postcards for the Postmodernism exhibition, which opened this weekend.

The pictures include scenes from the infamous Haçienda, portraits of the likes of the Smiths and charts the rise & fall of the great Factory Records. 

These iconic shots of Manchester's most famous sons come as a set of 16 postcards and are £15 from the V&A Shop.

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Joy Division Postcard Box Set by Kevin Cummins.

We have previously mentioned Kevin Cummins’ postcards celebrating the music of Manchester and Liverpool, but even more of a treat is his Joy Division Postcard Box Set.

Cummins is viewed by many as the definitive chronicler of the Manchester music scene, beginning his career at around the time that Joy Division started. This special edition box set features 20 of his iconic Joy Division images, reproduced as postcards and presented in hand finished box. Appropriately, the set was made in Manchester.

Buy it online from Polite Shop, priced £25.

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Archive 2: Manchester postcard set by Kevin Cummins


If the price of the photography prints was a bit rich for your blood, you can now pick up Kevin Cummins' classic pop culture images in postcard form, courtesy of the Archive 2: Manchester by postcard set.

Archive 2 is the latest themed set of postcards (Archive 1 took in Liverpool in the 1970s and 1980s), focusing in on the pick of Manchester's past – The Fall, The Stone Roses, Morrissey, The Smiths, Buzzcocks, Magazine, Happy Mondays, Tony Wilson, Peter Saville, Alan Erasmus, Joy Division, New Order, Bernard Sumner, Liam Gallagher and the The Haçienda on those 16 postcards.

£12 secures you a set and if this is your kind of thing, a limited edition Joy Division set is coming soon. Another image from the set over the page.

Polite Shop website

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