I wanted to create something here which was quite a striking and eye catching image which has elements of propaganda to it, but at the same time something that was in fact quite ambiguous and with the ability to be read in many ways.
I wanted also to play with the texture of the images and create something quite rough looking and broken down. I wanted to look at representing the texture and condition of these places, but also the breaking down of the culture and age in which these places still exist, crumbling remnants of a by-gone era.
|Screenprinted two-tone on black|
I like the idea that the main focal point for the image is a set of steps. For me I know where they are, but for most they could be anywhere, and that is the point because these steps are an important part of Manchester most walk over without even realising everyday. Steps that represent a journey, discovery and exploration, where they lead to is hidden.
|Screenprinted white on black|
I also tried to create a piece with a historical feel to it, with a nostalgia air about it which appears to be almost a surviving artifact from the era the subject matter in fact depicts. That this could have almost been found deep below Manchester in the very tunnels the image is from and allows some of that atmosphere to be captured within this poster.
|Risograph black on White|
|Risograph Black on Red|