30 October 2010

Tony Wilson - Cultural Catalyst.

Recently saw this and thought it was a nice touch - Factory Records founder Anthony H Wilson died in August 2007. Just over three years later, a memorial headstone designed collaboratively by Wilson's long-term associates Peter Saville and Ben Kelly was unveiled in The Southern Cemetery in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester. The black granite headstone carries a quote, chosen by Wilson's family, from The Manchester Man, the 1876 novel by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks.
Creative Review.

1 comment:

  1. Went and had a look at this as my old mum is in there. Nice and subtle, in keeping with the man. The second shot is interesting, wonder if the "E" gravestone behind was framed on purpose