Manchester Street-art Part 1

Here is an album of street-art I have discovered in central Manchester this month.

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Electric boxes and lampposts are always a great source of sticker art.

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I can’t decide if this is Marv from Frank Millers’ Sin City or The Thing from The fantastic Four.

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A Manchester ‘hipster’.

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I keep on finding this bloke in very obscure places.

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Can any one tell me if this is a particularly iconic Mancunian – I’m not quite recognising?

16 thoughts on “Manchester Street-art Part 1

  1. Aw thanks, shame they didn’t leave Amy,it’s a great portrait of her.
    Whereabouts is the best place for street art, the northern quarter? Same friend was asking me but I’m not sure as I usually just pass through picadilly to catch bus to visit friend near Wilmslow.

    • Yup, any where to the right of High Street (at the side of the Arnadale), especially Stephenson Square for the biggest pieces (as part of the continuing Out House Project). It’s also a great place to find wheat paste (the paper pictures), stencils and mosaic street art. Ancoats at the top of Oldham street, heading toward Decathalon is also a good area. They are all around town, usually down the small streets and roads. There’s some over near Castlefield but not familiar with where.

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    • Thanks for letting me know you like my blog. What town are you in? Are ‘menties’ just tags with no actual art? Apparently my work out face when doing aerobics with weights looks like Elvis according to my mate!

      • I stay in Paisley… its not far from Glasgow. ‘Menties’ are just tags, but not as good… really just wee idiots scrawling their name on a wall. My eyes are peeled! My mission for the weekend is to find a decent one. 🙂

      • Cool. Some of these were commissioned by various projects, some weren’t. The ‘real’ street-art is often found in back streets or really high up or under arches so the ‘scallys’ (young Manchester idiots) won’t just tag over them. I always go hunting with my bloke or a few mates to be safe. Let me know how you get on 🙂

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