Manchester Icons in Mosaic

Seven murals by Manchester mosaicist Mark Kennedy adorn the exterior walls of the Affleck’s vintage store in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.  Each one depicts local cultural icons, including Coronation Street, the city’s two football teams, Vimto, Factory Records, Oasis, Rolls Royce and the Sex Pistols.

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Afflecks had a previous set of murals that were removed by the outgoing owner in 2008.  The new owners, Bruntwood, commissioned new pieces from Mark Kennedy as part of a general renovation of the store.  These new works were unveiled as part of the store’s 30th birthday celebrations in 2012.

52 Church Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester  M4 1PW

Linked to Monday Murals.

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10 Responses to Manchester Icons in Mosaic

  1. joyofmaps says:

    Reblogged this on mapsworldwide blog.


  2. Leovi says:

    nice photos, I love the art of mosaics!


  3. Jackie says:

    Corrie Street!! I am missing it as we winter away from home.


  4. RedPat says:

    They are wonderful!


  5. jakesprinter says:

    Great Creation, Truly different arts and talent :)


  6. Glad Take That got their well-deserved place!


  7. These are great. Love the fractured look they went with. Did Boris Karloff come from Manchester? Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural.


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  9. librarylady says:

    These are very unique and strangely beautiful. Wish I could see them in person, but since that’s not possible, thanks for sharing.


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