Manchester map pays homage to the streets of The Smiths

Discussion in 'Marketplace archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Nov 29, 2017.

By davidt on Nov 29, 2017 at 9:37 PM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    Feb 12, 1997
    Press release:

    Manchester map pays homage to the streets of The Smiths

    On first inspection it looks like a regular map of Stretford. But look closer to see how streets are named after Smiths songs.

    There’s The Queen is Dead Road, Cemetry Gates Street and Paint a Vulgar Picture Avenue.

    Regular street names have been changed to the legendary band’s song-titles in this stunning work by artist Youngerman.

    Called “Back to the Old House” it features all 73 Smiths songs, names of band members and iconic locations or themes relevant to the group such as Gladioli Avenue and Wilde Street.

    But Smiths fans will have to be quick to get their hands on the extremely limited edition work - only 150 have been produced.

    Youngerman said: “Back to the Old House fills the real streets around 384 King’s Road, Stretford with the songs and band members of The Smiths.

    “The letter M - for Morrissey and Marr - marks the exact spot where their incredible song-writing union came together.

    “Fans can find their favourite Smiths song, every single one is included in the design, as well as a number of key words from Moz’s masterful lyrics. It is for Smiths fans, from Smiths fans.

    “Youngerman is to present the first four in the edition as framed prints to the former members of the band.”

    The prints, 50cm x 70cm are all hand drawn and then completed digitally. They cost £195 unframed.

    Each is individually hand numbered and embossed with the Youngerman seal. Prints are made in Manchester - the home of The Smiths.

    Youngerman map designs have been reproduced with permission from Geographers’ A-Z Map Co Ltd.

    More details and to order “Back to the Old House” print:

    “Back To The Old House” is part of the ‘Sounds From The Streets’ limited edition series of high quality British made map prints. Youngerman has already created street maps which pay tribute to The Beatles, Clash, Jam, Bob Dylan and Sex Pistols.

    Celebrity owners of Youngerman’s work include Sir Paul McCartney and members of The Jam and Clash.

    Back to the Old House print:

    Back to the Old House is limited to 150 prints. Hand printed Giclée print on 285gsm Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl Paper. Dimensions: 50cm x 70cm (unframed). Each print comes with the official Youngerman stamp and is hand numbered

    The bright white of FineArt Pearl enables impressive contrasts and pictorial depth in black and white or colour photography. The special coating provides a pearl-finish.

    It's without a doubt the most elegant and most visually rich paper for most types of photographic application.

    FineArt Pearl is much whiter than other papers in its class, and consequently blacks appear deeper than when printed on less capable paper stocks.

    Orders will be dispatched within 7 days and delivered to your door in a cardboard tube.

    To order:

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Discussion in 'Marketplace archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Nov 29, 2017.

    1. Shyness 1s nice
      Shyness 1s nice
      They should make an electronic version where it plays a clip of the song you are touching. :D
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    2. Quando quando quando
      Quando quando quando
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    3. 001
      That is pretty cool!

      I like your idea too Shyness!
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    4. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      make sure to get the songs consent if you're going to touch it.

      and of course give your consent so the song can be allowed to touch you back.

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    5. swift eclipse
      swift eclipse
      According to Moz the map was asking for it.
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    6. Ketamine Sun
      Ketamine Sun
      'i won't say no how could i ? '
    7. celibate
      just buy Phil Gatenby's book about the Smiths places and some Morrissey, also a London version.

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