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Print & Paste, Manchester

creatives taking the power back...

Print & Paste, Manchester

Waging a kind of Fight Club-lite war against corporate marketeers, the folk at Manchester’s Print & Paste are celebrating artistic originality and expression with their commandeered billboard...

Had one too many corporate messages rammed down your gullet? Driven to distraction by unimaginative mashups of stock images, marketing-man-propaganda and clichéd calls to action? Waging a kind of Fight Club-lite war against corporate marketeers, the folk at Manchester’s Print & Paste are celebrating artistic originality and expression with their commandeered billboard on a former Georgian Cotton Mill, just around the corner from the Beeb’s old Oxford Road home.

A collaboration between local creatives Micah Purnell, Dave Sedgwick, Nick Chaffe, and Jim Ralley – facilitated by Daniel Jones – Print & Paste offers anyone of creative ilk the opportunity to submit artwork that’s fit to inspire, and to take the power back with positive social commentary. Rotating the artwork on a monthly basis, the guys have presented the works of artists from Manchester, the States, Japan and Sweden; the concept is clearly a global hit in its own right – but just think about the potential of this level of creative intervention becoming an international phenomenon. It’s certainly a nice thought to hold.

Print & Paste, Manchester

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Print & Paste, Manchester

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Print & Paste, Manchester

Nick and Jim changing the artwork

Print & Paste, Manchester

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Print & Paste, Manchester

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Print & Paste, Manchester

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