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A fresh small press magazine celebrating the ever growing culture of Manchester through writing, illustration and photography.
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The Mancunian Way is a new limited edition magazine celebrating all things Manc, looking at the artists, musicians, history and spaces that the city has to offer through a collaboration of writers, illustrators, photographers and designers bringing a wide range of top quality work. The new issue will be limited to just 200 high quality risograph printed, hand made copies, all signed and numbered. 

Each issue is individual in the way it is designed and printed and we aim to create incredibly well finished products. Following on from the tabloid-sized news paper style of issue one, issue two will be considerably smaller at just 200x250mm with a transparent outer cover. The interiors will be printed using a risograph printer delivering vibrant, crisp colours which are not achievable with standard digital printing. This will then be hand bound and finished.

This issue will be exploring the theme of the unknown looking into the untold history of the city, the lesser known artists and musicians and the hidden spaces and areas of Manchester such as Pomona Island, the forgotten island that lies derelict between Manchester and Salford.

We are also involved in putting on a number of exhibitions, concerts and parties around Manchester, championing the young emerging talent and giving budding creatives a platform on which to showcase their work. The most recent of these being the second of our shows with Glass Onion and local band Man Made for which we took over First Chop Brewing Arm and created a Halloween themed night full of art with live music from Man Made and two other local bands Mencace Beach and Cactus Knife. Alongside the music ran an impressive exhibition of ten local artists that produced original work for the show all looking at the theme of Halloween and Horror.

An article from issue two looking at vocalist Rowetta
An article from issue two looking at vocalist Rowetta

With the magazine and shows we aim to bring the work of local talent to a new audience by bringing everybody in together and exposing them to a side they may not have been familiar with before to try and create a new creative, collaborative scene which seems to have disappeared from Manchester in recent years. 

"Market Street Regulars" a piece by Joe List for issue one
"Market Street Regulars" a piece by Joe List for issue one

By contributing you will be helping to fund the print and production of the new issue of the magazine which will be centred around the 'unknown pleasures' of Manchester, looking at lesser known bands, hidden bars and areas of the city, unestablished artists and a look into lesser known areas of the cities history. 

An example of an A3 drawing you could get if you pledge £80 or more
An example of an A3 drawing you could get if you pledge £80 or more

This will be accompanied by a launch party held in Manchester which will feature an exhibition of work by featured local artists as well as live music from local bands and DJs.

Risks and challenges

We hope all will run smoothly but it's always possible that we come across obstacles which may cause delay.

The main two problems we may face is retrieving work from commissioned artists and delays in printing and publishing.
We wish to work only with the best and the best are often pretty busy so there is always the chance we'll be waiting on work from people.

As our magazine is going to be printed and bound completely by hand there is the possibility that it may take some time to get it completely up to the standard that we desire.

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    All of the above plus a limited addition A3 illustrated print and your name mentioned on the thank you page

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