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22 June 2017

10 YEARS OF EIGHTY SIX | POSTER DESIGN ARCHIVE


This Friday June 23rd Eighty Six mark their tenth anniversary (!) with a party at Track Brewery. Click here more details but as the poster says, it starts at 7pm, it's free in and it's part of Manchester Beer Week. What's not to like? 



 So, ten years of Eghty Six...

Starting off as a monthly DJ social at Jam Street way back in 2007, Eighty Six evolved into a regular podcast/radio show and a series of irregular parties across Manchester, Leeds & further afield at venues such as The Beagle, Outlaws Yacht Club, The Spoon Inn as well as guest spots at special events like Indy Man, Moovin and Magic Rock.

Music-wise the resident DJs (TC, Jif, Rob Bright & Jeff) play across the board, mostly stuff suitable for listening in the sunshine, drink in hand (I'm avoiding the 'B' word here....) & there's been a huge variety of guests on the show and at the parties - people like Moon & Jason from AficianadoJoe's Bakery, Shawn Lee, Seek Magic, J-Walk, Balearic Mike,  Andi Hanley & loads more.  

Here's the latest show, volume 48: 


  
I've been doing the posters since they started & thought it's time to have a look back at the designs from the last ten years (though I've failed to find any of the really early 'Bears Downstairs' ones) 

Please see below for poster examples, some recent & some older:

 

 












 

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16 June 2017

FALLING [ NEW TROPICAL COAST MIXTAPE ]


THE SOUND OF ED WHITE : CORAL REEF [ @trunkrecords ] 
TEENAGE FANCLUB & DE LA SOUL : FALLING [ @teenagefanclub ] 
BA'LE YAROH : FOLLOW ME DUB [ SOPHIE LLOYD EDIT ] [ @sophie_lloyd ] 
MURENA : UNO PRUEBO DE AMOR [ @aficionado-recordings ]
SANZA : SOUNAH [ @music-for-dreams ] 
ELIZIO de BUZIOS - TAMANQUERIO [ SELVAGEM EDIT ] [ @hellosailornyc ] 
TCP : AT THE WATERHOLE [ WOLF MULLER EDIT ] [ @music-for-dreams ] 
ADRIAN GURVITZ ; NEW WORLD [ @psychemagik ] 
DJ GILB'R : ESPECE FUNK [ IDJUT BOYS & LAJ REMIX ] [ @idjutboys ]
BEGIN : AIGHT [ @begin ] 
THE RK'S : BRING US BACK TOGETHER [ @rufdug ] 
LUJON : CARROT GREEN [ REMIX ] [ @music-for-dreams ] 
SELVAGEM : LE FREAK [ @hellosailornyc ] 
??? - LEG ROOM [ @claremont-56 ] 
GAUSSIAN GROOVE - BREATHE [ @music-from-memory ] 
MAX ESSA - BUTAH CHIME [ @hell-yeah ] 
WHITE ELEPHANT - COMING UP FOR AIR [ @white-elephant-music ]
FRANK WEIR : HAWAIIAN HONEYMOON [ @trunkrecords ] 









29 January 2017

KANTOROWICH BUILDING | MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY 1970


The Kantorowich / Hanson-designed Humanities bunker, built in 1970 for Manchester University, is now a bit hidden on the campus - set far back from Wilmslow Road & obscured by a car park on the other side. Worth seeking out though, not sure what to describe it as, other than a monolith. 


For background, here's the overview from the excellent Mainstream Modern site:

"This late addition to the University of Manchester campus has been variously described as both dull and pleasing. Designed by the chair of the School of Town and Country Planning (Kantorowich) and the head of the School of Architecture (Hanson) as a bespoke scheme to house the staff and students from each. Both parties were South African, Hanson taking his post in 1963, two years after Kantorowich

[ FROM MAINSTREAM MODERN ] 
The building has carried the name of the latter, but it is the work of the former that may be examined as precedent for this building; the Geology and Mining Engineering building at the University of the Witwatersrand is similarly a long bunker type construct with a repetitive concrete panel. It is the bunker like qualities of the Kantorowich building that polarises opinion concerning its appearance.

[ FROM MAINSTREAM MODERN
The only clues to the internal arrangements come from the apparent mutations of the rough concrete cladding, sometimes spanning a single storey and punctuated, others, blank panels spanning two floors. Internally the spacious foyer provides for gathering and is largely finished as it was built; bush hammered concrete columns, ceramic tiles, hardwoods and flint lime masonry. An enclosed courtyard with spiral geometries that play against the rigidity of the fa├žade is accessed from the foyer, this used to contain a sculpture by Hepworth, now only koi carp reside in the stepped ponds"

Note: the ponds have now gone :-(

  













27 January 2017

BRISTOL CONCRETE | 6AM WALK ROUND


Various photos from an early morning walk round Bristol  


[ Also, Plimsoll Swingbridge photos here










































Obvs this is worth a watch...



& these too..







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