Playmobil Pop! a new video from Joy Division animator

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By Rob Allen in Video on Saturday 11 February 2012

D.O. Roth, the German video director who brought Joy Division back to life in a Playmobil animation, earning more than 600,000 YouTube viewers, has struck again. Last year, the internet came alive with talk of the legendary band’s 1979 TV performance of Transmission being performed by the toy figures.

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Lee Jeffries’s portraits of homeless people

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By Agnes Samour in New Photography on Wednesday 4 January 2012

Lee Jeffries began his career as a sports photographer in Manchester. But a chance meeting with a homeless girl living in the streets of London changed his life forever. Following this encounter, he decided to make a series of raw portraits of homeless in black and white. The result is absolutely stunning and compelling.

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Street walkers shot by Google Street View cameras

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 4 August 2011

Mishka Henner is a photographer and artist living and working in Manchester, England. About this project, he writes: ‘No Man’s Land explores the margins of urban and rural environments in Europe as experienced by what appear to be women soliciting sex, all captured by Google Street View cameras. Sourcing locations from online where men share local knowledge on the whereabouts of sex workers, these areas were then visited online and re-framed using the Street View cameras’.

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Claire Atkinson

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By Claire in New Photography on Thursday 14 July 2011

Claire Atkinson is a street photographer based in Manchester who is fascinated by the way we utilise space around us and distance ourselves from others in the process. For many, the city provides a backdrop to our daily lives, with an everchanging cast of characters and stories. Whether we are alone or in groups, we occasionally find ourselves seeking refuge from the inevitable chaos of city life. And one another.

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New single from Manchester band City Reign

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By Glen Dalton in New Music on Wednesday 4 May 2011

Young Manchester band, City Reign, release their third single, Daybreak, on May 9 through their own label, Car Boot Records. The song goes back to the old tradition of a rock band: loud guitars, soaring vocals and BIG drums. The track is available as a free download on Soundcloud.

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We’re Going to Need a Bigger Container

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By Rebecca Rae in Video on Friday 18 March 2011

In December 2008, while a deserted warehouse in Manchester was beginning to inspire the city’s creative instinct, just across the Irwell a breakthrough film was being completed about ahd168, a depressed and broken droid living on Salford’s streets. This micro-documentary ignited the viral furnace that is YouTube, and he was met with as much sympathy as his makers Mi were showered with plaudits. He’s now back on his feet, and has a job.

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Dan Stafford

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By Zolton in New Art on Tuesday 23 March 2010

Devastatingly original and dynamically coloured artwork from London-based illustrator, Dan Stafford, who graduated from Loughborough University School of Art & Design with First Class Honours in Visual Communication.

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Muscles’ Guns Babes Lemonade

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By Ben Lee in New Music on Tuesday 20 January 2009

Muscles is doing a remix of my single I Love Pop Music and I’m really excited to hear what he comes up with. He’s a new electronic artist from Australia and he’s full of piss and vinegar. He’s got that youthful Manchester-esque arrogance that makes rock n’ roll sound life-changing, all set to a surprisingly […]

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Feed Me Cool Shit

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Wednesday 6 February 2008

Our friends over at the street art and design site, Feed Me Cool Shit have a revealing interview up with UK artist Sickboy, who talks about his earliest days on the streets.

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