Name: Let Manchester Stand For
Location: Waterstones, Deansgate
Artist: Tony Walsh & Trevor Johnson
MANCHESTER. Ten letters that mean so much around the world, a proud reflection of the city’s revolutionary history in music and sport, science and engineering, commerce and social reform. But a city cannot live in its past. As we face the very real challenges of the 21st century, what could this place stand for in the years to come? Ten simple words from Tony Walsh, beautifully designed by Trevor Johnson, offer a vision of a creative and equitable city, a humane and inclusive place, standing ever ready to lead the revolutions of the future.
Tony Walsh is one of the UK's leading spoken word poets. A regular on TV and radio, and a former Poet in Residence for Glastonbury Festival, Tony came to global attention in 2017 with his poem This Is The Place performed at the vigil following the Manchester Arena bombing. Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Salford in 2018. Trevor Johnson's iconic design and typography work has been a major part of Manchester's visual identity across five decades. His designs for Factory Records and the Hacienda are treasured by millions of music fans across the world. Trevor is currently Design Director at Havas Lynx Europe from where he remains a widely respected leader in his field. Find out more at: longfella.co.uk