31st Oct 2019
A Manc cat surely has a hazard stripe tail. On Halloween I released two versions of this print, one spooky with some bats and one without.
25th Dec 2018
On Christmas Day I walked around the city talking to people on the streets. I was putting up the new A2 Pankhurst print which was redesigned to work at this smaller size.
17th Nov 2018
It’s taken over two years of research and many different paths but I released this print during the summit in Manchester which saw delegates come from all over the world in the name of addressing homelessness.
I invite you to wander the streets of Manchester in my print and explore issues and stories. Homeless is not just connected to those we see on the streets. The work contains no answers but encourages us to think about the issues and choices we make.
The finders keepers were all placed close to someone who had spent the night on the streets of our city. This issue is real and needs addressing.
4th Nov 2018
Just having a brew break. It’s been a long time in the research and references many sources including El Greco, the MCR A-Z Map and the drawings of homeless children...
2nd Nov 2018
Northern Craft House commission Artists to design graphics for their cocktails and give 50p from the sale of each to a local charity.
21st Oct 2018
The Italian community of Ancoats are famed for having invented the ice cream cone! Here I add a hazard twist to ensure the world knows it is Made in Manchester.
This print comes in two versions, with or without sauce. Sorry no flakes.
14th Oct 2018
I was thinking about the smiley face we wore in our MADCHESTER days and it dawned on me... in 3rd angle projection* is was our beloved bee. Buzzin!
*Fortunately I’m old enough to have done technical drawing.
6th Oct 2018
In response to brother Banksy creating a self shredding frame at auction I cut out a few prints...
16th Sep 2018
Nice to spot these Runaway Brewery ales featuring my bee design in the Manchester Art Gallery shop.
29th Aug 2018
Working with Jo Spurling from Shared Health Manchester I became aware how many homeless families live in our community. The families are given accommodation but it is far from a home. Shared Health work with the children and though Jo’s Art project Bee Squad was formed. The children made me some special art in return which later featured in my With One Voice print- see later news.
I released this print as a finders keeps as all our children are part of the Bee Squad and will inherit this city.
30th Jul 2018
I’ve said it before, we own this city so I decided to make the key to the Manchester hive. For those who study the lock they will see the profile of our Victorian town hall in Albert Square form the teeth to unlock the city.
30th Jun 2018
Amid the trendy bars you can find some of old school Manchester hidden away. On the corner of Ducie and Pigeon Street, a stone throw from the Ashton and Rochdale canals, you will find one of my favourite spots to meet the locals, listen to to live music and enjoy a beer. The decor is original and no thrills, no jovial themed angler gnomes in sight, just Ray the landlord who epitomises the term ‘Manc’.
18th May 2018
As part of the diverse events for the Salford Not Quite Light annual festival, organised by photographer Simon Buckley, I produced a piece featuring a face from a building on Chapel Street. Salford Silent Sister refers to the relationship between the two neighbouring cities. The sister watches the changes on the community corridor.
The screenprints were released at dawn. Our cities are beautiful at this time as the chorus of birds welcomes the day.
10th Apr 2018
I was chuffed to see BBC NW share my latest print and finders keepers today. There may be a few more people playing the game now the word is out. Good luck!
9th Apr 2018
We know it's a myth that it always rains in MCR... check out the April #finderskeepers coming soon (On a dry day of course).
2nd Mar 2018
Local boxer Stacey Copeland contacted me to ask if I'd design something for her shorts inspired by the words on the Suffragette banner which recently returned to Manchester care of the crowdfunding project at the People's History Museum...
1st Mar 2018
My ongoing association with Instigate Arts and the WonderWoman Festival continues... this year I playfully explore the temporary removal of Hylas and the Nymphs by Pre-Raphaelite painter Waterhouse from Manchester Art Gallery by artist Boyce and the curators.
The text refers to a painting of Astarte by Rossetti and the experience of reading works in a gallery context. FindersKeepers were released at the gallery and later on the streets.
Your palette enticed me
Inhaling I sank into the water
Rossetti whispered Astarte
I turned and you had gone
24th Feb 2018
As I scout locations for finders keepers I see the extent of extreme poverty in our community with homeless people seeking shelter around the city centre. This design was inspired by fellow artist Jay Sharples who you may recognise from the Port St house and the backdrop to my supersized fox in Afflecks. I released this print as a fundraiser for local charity Mustard Tree who enable people to gain the skills and confidence.
Urban Artistry supported the project and face value of prints signed by Jay and myself went directly to the charity. Ongoing proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated.
1st Feb 2018
My Pankhurst print inspired my friends at The Week Jr magazine who developed a version on their February cover for the centenary of the Peoples Representation Act and an article about Suffrage.
1st Jan 2018
At the start of the year I often have a plan. In 2018 I'm thinking of keeping the bee as the dominant element on the monthly free bee #finderskeepers. I start as I mean to go on, perhaps check in again in a few months to see how I'm doing...
18th Dec 2017
I was delighted to be approached by James to develop a poster for a very special gig at Albert Hall. To coincide with the event I released a small edition finders keepers free bee screenprint. However, one surprise guest is missing so the poster will be released with the mystery bands name after the gig...
1st Oct 2017
I was chuffed to be included in a list of influential Mancs in 2017.
23rd Sep 2017
We live in a musical capital where we can enjoy live music every day but have you considered access to this for those with disabilities? I am supporting a charity fundraiser this month where all proceeds from sales go to the fund raising page. On 28th and 29th September staff from Ground Control, Broadwick Live, FGH Security and Attitude Is Everything will cycle 140 miles coast to coast from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth with a fundraising target of £10,000 to improve access to live music for all.
You can support the team by making a donation online via the link on @_groundcontrol_ Twitter page or visit my shop link and buy the print where the £20 face value goes to the charity.
14th Sep 2017
I was delighted to be asked by Afflecks if Mark Kennedy could make a mosaic of my Pankhurst print to join the other mosaics on Tib Street. As I use the streets of the city as my free bee gallery this is the 1st permanent installation of my work in Manchester.
It was unveiled in the week the People's History Museum brought a historic suffragette banner back to Manchester, which was partially crowdfunded. Next year is the centenary of the Women’s right to vote so I have more work planned on this theme.
To celebrate the installation and the forthcoming 100th anniversary, Afflecks are running a twitter competition where they are asking women to stand beneath the mosaic and take a selfie and then tweet it to @afflecksfox and @pankhurstcentre with hashtag ‘I would rather be a rebel than a slave’. When 100 entries are submitted they will pick a winner who will win Afflecks vouchers and 1 of 5 Mancsy prints.
28th Aug 2017
What an honour to see a young artist in Canada make a version of my Take Pride in Manchester print. I sent her a free bee in return!
24th Aug 2017
To celebrate Manchester Pride I created this rainbow print and circulated many through postal giveaways and finders keepers. Some of the recipients including Contact Manchester re-gifted their free bees in a game within a game.
Ain't Manchester brilliant.
27th May 2017
After the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena on the 22.5.17 our community is grieving.
Division in the world is clear and it appears terrorist action reinforces tensions. At a time where we are aware of these divisions I have watched the people of Manchester, the North, the country and the world come together and show kindness to strangers. To give and support each other, united through the belief human life is precious.
I am proud to be a Mancunian and made this design to show my support for the people whose lives have been directly changed by the events of Monday night.
17th Apr 2017
It was on a Manchester Street Art Tour that I started thinking about the artworks around us which are falling into disrepair. City of Hope increased street art tourism but alongside the international names we have some great historic pieces which need our care.
While there are many more, I picked out three which stand out as iconic works and developed posters to raise awareness.
David Kemp's Tib Street Horn whose fate is uncertain now the site is set for redevelopment.
Lemn Sissay's Flag poem whose physical form crumbles beneath our feet.
Dan Dubowitz's Ancoats Peeps whose small windows to our past suffer condensation but worse, several have been removed as sites have been redeveloped. Like the work itself this print has a hidden feature. Turn it over to see a mashup of 3 of the original peeps.
As an artist I was inspired to share my work on the streets around the Northern Quarter and Ancoats as these works stood tall. As you play finders keepers enjoy your surroundings and share the word. Let's look after our history.
2nd Mar 2017
I've worked with InstitageArts before and supported the WonderWoman Festival, so when they asked if I'd get involved I jumped onboard.
Emmeline Pankhurst featured in my 2013 Equals print and so it was about time she made a come back.
Composed from 4 images I wanted to create a striking pose in the style of Rodchenko with a message which would carry resonance today.
Initially I made 5 artist proofs which were given away at Manchester Art Gallery in a finders keepers game with a full edition to be made in April.
9th Feb 2017
Should we have an iconic sign welcoming people to our great creative city of Manchester? I suspect our reputation goes before us.
My buzzing February freebee features a take on the Welcome to Vegas sign with a little neon spray.
30th Jan 2017
Manchester is a city known for music, but putting my indie heroes aside, I wanted to draw attention to our classical music, institutions and musicians.
A little play on BEEthoven's 5th dramatic introduction could be found round the city in January.
25th Dec 2016
I designed a special Manchester Christmas jumper with Manc Frank, raising funds for EFTC Foundation. They were on same co @manc_frank for £25. Good to see Clint Boon sporting his, I had mine on on Christmas Day at HQ.
16th Dec 2016
I was asked to support the campaign to get the Inspiral Carpets classic Saturn 5 to Christmas No 1 after the death of drummer Craig Gill. Craig was also know for his Manchester Music Tours in his black and yellow bus.
During the download window I put out two colour version freebees of the design all over the city centre and via online giveaways. While we didn't reach number 1 a great community was born and it was the anthem of Christmas in Manchester.
26th Nov 2016
As a kid I won a Zoid in a design competition and created this design for a lad who had written to me to make a dinosaur design.
A few could be found round the city and one posted to the young paleontologist.
30th Oct 2016
This print speaks for itself! I have always said I own Manchester, even as a kid. Today I admit I share it with you.
19th Oct 2016
Most of us have an affection or a tale about Afflecks in Manchester's Northern Quarter. In 2012, when I started posting free bees, Miki from Extreme Largeness became an early fan and collector. Her collection is the largest other than my own. When she proposed a Mancsy at Afflecks project I was straight onboard.
I've a long association Afflecks and happily recall spending my pocket money buying badges, vinyl, clothes and posters as a lad. Most fondly I remember the long gone axolotls, one of whom features alongside a dapper Afflecks fox, current items and original purchases I made for my Mancsy at Afflecks, October 2016 free-bee poster.
Outhouse artist Jay Sharples painted a hazard stripe backdrop for my oversized Afflecks fox paste up. Get down and share your buzzin' foxy selfies.
17th Sep 2016
Unbeknown to Manchester Tour leader Hayley at Skyliner I went for a walk to hear about MCR street art earlier this year. It was a great couple of hours and I'd seriously recommend it.
To my surprise a few months later one of her tours stumbled across my Ali Champion of the World free-bee!
Skyliner stung like a bee that day...
10th Sep 2016
CRAZY PEDROS CHRISTIES FUNDRAISER part 2
Back on the 6th Apr 2016 I told you I'd customer a pizza box for Crazy Pedros charity auction for The Christie (my nominated charity).
After a generous donation I customed a second box with some prints...
27th Aug 2016
Twitter tells me it's a #specialday all the time, but I couldn't ignore this one. To celebrate I gave a way a few Paws For Manchester Dogs prints...
21st Aug 2016
Two Ancoats fans got in touch to say they were tying the knot in Manchester Town Hall and asked to use my bee on their invitations. I gave them my blessing, then realise I'd have to knock together a wedding present...
I put together a little one off painting to their surprise.
6th Aug 2016
The August free-bee saw a twin town posting. Pirate Mancsy nipped down to brother Banksy's patch and simultaneously freebees were posted around Bristol and Manchester.
It was great to see some of Banksy's home work and buzz about his city.
21st Jul 2016
If you can't beat them, join them.
We played a game of Pokemancsy whereby folk uploaded images featuring Mancsy work and Pokemon to win a print...
This cheeky little number stole the show
15th Jul 2016
After a few showers stopped postings I decided to try an alternative approach. Using a waterproof spray I stencilled a few bees up Jutland Street as a trial...
Look out for a fun day out with your brolly in the future!
15th Jun 2016
All Mancunians know where they were when the bomb went off.
On the 15th June 1996 the IRA planted a bomb in the heart of the city centre on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The police had been called over an hour in advance and had evacuated central Manchester. Astonishingly there were no fatalities but over 200 people were injured and some continue to suffer from post traumatic stress today.
While the political events and suffering can not be ignored, Manchester's regeneration and rebirth following this event has been significant.
Close to the blast site a pillar box carries a small brass plaque with a message which reads:
This post box remained standing almost undamaged on June 15th 1996 when this area was devastated by a bomb. The box was removed during the rebuilding of the city centre and was returned to its original site November 22nd 1999.
20 years on, I have made a poster to commemorate this day, a day when Mancunians stood tall and reached out to look after each other. A day where the city united.
14th May 2016
Some James fans asked I make a poster to go out on the 13th May when James played the Manchester Arena.
James recently released their 14th album, the Girl at the End of the World so 14 edition numbered screenprints featuring a meadow of 14 daisys and some Mancsy bees could be found round the city.
This month a mix of Mancsy and James fans hit the streets to harvest the free bees.
27th Apr 2016
You never know when I'm going to run a competition. For that matter, I rarely know!
In April I gave away 6 Badman moustache prints in a Twitter competition.
An all inclusive competition saw chaps, lasses and a few nippers get involved. Thanks for all your entries, this upcycled Miss Mancsy made me smile.
Look out on Twitter @realmancsy for more games and giveaways...
6th Apr 2016
When Crazy Pedros wild pizzeria/ funky bar said they were doing a charity auction for The Christie (my nominated charity) I had to get involved.
We will send you a pizza box they said... expecting a 12 incher I was overwhelmed with a 16! Never fear, I customed a one off for the auction.
As bidders had to be in the room a few of you couldn't make it. After the event, due to a sizeable donation I agreed to do another... Would you mind if they sent me a full one next time? ;)
5th Mar 2016
The star studied charity ball raised £215,000 for Childline in their 30th year!
Thank you to the silent bidder who paid £650 for a Mancsy print, and to those who bought a raffle ticket to pick up one of the others... Welcome to the club.
3rd Mar 2016
As part of the Wonder Women MCR Festival, Instigate Arts invited me to make a poster as a follow up to my Pankhurst design back in June 2013.
When I considered our local ladies, I realised they have a quirky edge. Maybe it's because they played with Sindy not Barbie dolls (Well our kid did).
This special finders keepers was lauched at Manchester Art Gallery and our Irwell girl was snapped up. Some more will be released as a street edition later in 2016...
1st Mar 2016
My mate and collaborator MCR Mosaics donated one of our designs to a fundraiser for the children's hospital.
Our s-mashup of my Little Hands Buzzin raised a few quid and found itself a smart new home.
13th Feb 2016
It's not often I channel hop on a Saturday night but I suddenly saw a familiar face on Take Me Out.
An unlucky in love chap, looking for a travelling companion, was a finders keepers winner a few years ago... Didn't think to use the old classic 'I'll show you my Mancsy' chat up line eh?
11th Feb 2016
When I heard about a local exhibition called Home Grown I had to get involved. Inceptive Arts were raising funds for MedEquip4Kids with their Ziferblat Cafe exhibition and auction.
For this worthwhile charity I released a new design, Bombus Mancsy...
4th Jan 2016
An independent salon on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter could be mistaken for a local gallery at first glance. Olivier and Karen have become collectors of Manchester inspired art and it is starting to fill the walls.
As supporters of my work I made them a print as a thank you for their patronage...
25th Dec 2015
As you know I collaborated with the Hard Rock Cafe designing labels for honey jars from The Printworks hives, raising money for local charities.
Now you can pick up a limited edition enamel badge featuring the hive design from their Manchester store.
My December giveaway pack included a mini print and Hard Rock badge on Christmas Day...
4th Dec 2015
To celebrate the purchase of London Road Fire Station I released this roaring edition after a courageous effort from the campaigners.
The fate of this landmark building has been uncertain for many years but it is now in the hands of Allied London.
This was released at the celebration party locally at the Bulls Head.
1st Nov 2015
It was great to discover old friends from 57 and Drip had set up a large independent coffee shop on Lever St.
Ezra and Gil offer an array of snacks, groceries and beverages. A perfect spot to chill, hang with mates or hold a meeting. Plus dogs are welcome.
Plus there's some art on the walls and of course, a couple of Mancsy's...
16th Oct 2015
To coincide with the 500th anniversary of The Manchester Grammar School I produced a mashup of the school badge.
Some of the 40 limited edition screenprints were posted around the city to coincide with their Founders' Day celebrations at Manchester Cathedral.
The rest of the prints were given away as prizes in a Twitter quiz, question and answer style, befitting the education backdrop. Some ex and current pupils emailed questions about their school so I had my facts straight. Thanks lads, full marks for effort.
15th Oct 2015
When I was asked to take part in an exhibition called Spirit of Manchester I could hardly refuse!
This exhibition features tiny pieces only 10x10 cm. In true Mancst style I couldn't make 1 so ran an edition of 40 mini bees.
The exhibition was organised by Better Things, a charity working with people with learning disabilities.
28th Sep 2015
As you know I like to work with people and develop ideas from the Mancunian hive.
One Manc bee made contacted and put me onto a great quote about Manchester by Alexis de Tocqueville from 1865, 'From this filthy sewer, pure gold flows'.
This inspired my PURE GOLD print on gold mirror card and Darren went onto use my bee in his own mosaic piece featuring these powerful words. Nice one!
20th Sep 2015
This month I released some more Whisky Sessions posters. They had previously only been given away at the Victorial Warehouse festival.
To make it tricky for regular bee catchers, my hive of poster people put them up in new locations around Manchester and Ancoats.
You never know where we will post next...
15th Sep 2015
I was flattered to hear some lads from Wellacre Academy had visited my exhibition at Victoria Warehouse. Their teacher asked if I would get involved somehow and inspire them....
As the school have recently rebranded I made a mashup of their new emblem in a very special limited edition giveaway onsite.
The artwork emerging from their Mancsy art workshops is buzzin'.
Bee creative little artists! Top marks!
2nd Sep 2015
My banner on Victoria Warehouse has been temporarily taken down for seasonal advertising. CREATIVITY IS FORGED IN MANCHESTER ON THE ANVIL OF INDUSTRY and will be back.
24th Aug 2015
When a huge hole appeared in the A57 (M) bringing grid lock to the city, folk found alternative routes through back streets. Creativity is the Mancunian Way.
To coincide with this event I released my Mancunian Way A3 print on white with yellow spray and a smaller bling edition on gold.
5th Aug 2015
I came across a bee, sadly deceased. So it was inevitable that I took a photo and launched the 2nd Where the B is that?
After an intensive game, one lucky winner hit on Faulkner Street in China Town after many unsuccessful guesses!
Most popular guesses were Lever and Tib St. My favourite guesses were Cheapside and Coronation Street!
25th Jul 2015
I came across this bedraggled brother, took his picture and tweeted- if anyone knows his location they can have a print.
There wasn't much to go on but the mancsy massive responded... It didn't take long for locations to come flooding in. 3 players fought hard, getting warmer and tweeting rapidly until one actually nailed it! To my surprise I had to pack up a poster.
Good game folks, let's play again soon...
24th Jul 2015
25 mix tape prints hit the streets of the NQ, New Islington and Ancoats provoking some banter about what would be on your Manchester Mix Tape?
For those not old enough to have taped the chart show, pausing between songs to fit on a 60 min casette, you won't know the joy of popping on a home made mix tape. iPod playlists might offer the same function, but let's be old school and reminisce. Get out that cassette player... We are the generation between vinyl and CD.
30th Jun 2015
Adam Gosling, founder of Bad Man Media discovered Mancsy back in 2012. He soon started chatting through Facebook and has been supportive, sharing the word of giveaways and linking Mancsy with like minded folk.
As a surprise thank you I created a poster featuring their iconic moustache logo alongside some alternative facial foliage. After all, we are all prone to NQ stubble.
It was first revealed to the public at the Victoria Warehouse exhibition and 20 were shared on the streets. This is the first time an A2 print has become a finder keepers.
1st Jun 2015
The June giveaway featured 10 areas around Manchester starting with an M, an A, a N... You know what's coming next.
As well as the usual city centre postings I put one in each of the areas. Much to the annoyance of the Prestwich massive there is no P in Manchester. Never fear though, your requests have been noted!
8th May 2015
For the opening night and first week of my exhibition a large mirror with the text I AM MANCSY featured in my Victoria Warehouse exhibition. People soon started to take selfies and share them online.
24th Apr 2015
Victoria Warehouse asked Mancsy to design them a mural. Mancsy wanted to share his message that Manchester is a hub of creativity. We are a city of 1st, a city of inventors, a city of people who do things differently. Our portfolio ranges from developments in science to the arts, music and sport.
As The Whitworth and HOME open their doors and we invite the world to join us for another spectacular Manchester International Fesitival, creativity is very much in the consciousness of the city.
Mancsy shares this message with his words: Creativity is forged in Manchester on the anvil of industry. The design features Mancsy's play on the bee from the Manchester coat of arms, representing the people of Manchester during our industrial days, with a hazard twist to it's stripes.
The big reveal occurred during the preview party for Mancsy's exhibition in the warehouse. The exhibition runs daily from 9-8pm until 10th May, while the banner is there for the foreseeable future.
Bee Creative Manchester.
23rd Apr 2015
Thank you for all of you who made it to the preview of my exhibition at Victoria Warehouse.
The night kicked off with Pasta Paul on the decks, 100 free drinks, 100 free prints, free badges and tasty Mancester canapés! Thanks to those who arrived early and stood in the queue with me.
As well as see my new work, some of the street editions and my back catalogue, we revealed all 6 mosaic collaborations with McrMosaic's Amanda McCrann.
The Mancsy massive soon got in the spirit and took selfies in the I AM MANCSY mirror and had their picture taken with my life sized Twiggy.
But that wasn't it. The whole exhibition was on the back of something big... The big reveal was the 20 metre square Mancsy mural on the side of the warehouse. Check out my other news items for more about this creative development!
Some prints were available for sale on the night as stock went live in the shop. For 20% off for the duration of the exhibition please use CREATIVENORTH discount code http://mancsy.bigcartel.com
The exhibition is open daily from 9-8pm at Victoria Warehouse. Please visit there site or drop them a tweet for more information.
18th Apr 2015
This week I announced the venue for my latest exhibition is Victoria Warehouse.
The exhibition runs from the 23rd April until 10th May. With the preview on the eve of the 23rd from 6-9pm. Please message me if you would like to come along. On the evening, as well as get a chance to see the work there will be some music and refreshments provided for early birds, followed by a cash bar. There will also be 100 free-bee mini A5 prints given away to the first 100 guests.
The exhibition will feature my new A2 prints alongside images from my catalogue showing my journey since January 2012. I have been collaborating with Amanda McCrann of McrMosaics who has produced 7 of my designs as limited edition A1 mosaic pieces.
Plus there will be a big surprise!
3rd Apr 2015
Later this month I will be revealing the location of my exhibition which will feature 12 A2 prints, A3 prints from the catalogue, some A5 giveaways and the mosaic collaborations with Amanda McCrann. Plus some big news.
It's all top secret at present but keep and eye on my Twitter feed @realmancsy for more news...
15th Mar 2015
I was commissioned by a family to incorporate their kiddies handprints into a design. The family then decided where the street finders keepers were posted round the Northern Quarter in Manchester.
It was a great collaboration with some little artists.
5th Mar 2015
This year I have been working with Amanda McCrann of @McrMosaics on a collaboration. Some of my designs have been revisited in A1 mosaic form.
Keep an eye on our Twitter accounts for more news and a few pictures along the way...
1st Feb 2015
For Valentine's Day mancsy made a special giveaway in the form of some customed Love Heart sweets. It's a special anniversary as the product has been in production for 60 years.
After all, we all love Manchester.
31st Jan 2015
The snow has gone and sun come out and a swarm of mancsy bee posters hit the streets round Piccadilly and the NQ. This little number may be familiar as the design featured on Twiggy's shift dress in my most popular design to date!
Keep your eyes peeled for another finders keepers very very soon...
31st Dec 2014
This edition was designed to raise awareness for the great work done re-homing rescued dogs. In 2014 the country was moved by the tragic arson attack on the Manchester branch of Manchester and Cheshire Dogs home.
Each paw contains a message reminding us of the individual characters of mans best friend.
The edition was seasonally timed to remind us a dog is for life...
21st Nov 2014
My first gig poster was for the 1st Whisky Sessions 2 day festival at Manchester's grand old Victoria Warehouse.
40 A2 special screen and spray painted hand finished posters were given away over the two nights of the festival where people enjoyed acts from unsigned band The Tapestry to headliners Gomez and I Am Kloot. A slightly different memento from this rather special weekend rather than the regular oversized t-shirt.
Now available in my shop...
11th Nov 2014
To mark the WW1 Centenary, on the 11th of November, there are 100 A5 limited edition prints hitting the streets of Manchester. They are displayed in batches of 10 at 10 locations close to War Memorials.
The usual mancsy bee takes on a new form with a poppy replacing the usual hazard warning stripes.
Please only take one and leave the other for fellow finders.
24th Oct 2014
Manchester based Barney and Taylor are holding a special treasure hunt on the 24th October #beeinthecity. Clues will be posted and hunters seek to find their graphic coded ampersand and win items from their luxury leather clothing & accessory collection.
Other businesses have teamed up to offer prizes. Of course your resident buzzing bee artist is onboard, so look out for my last 20 Honeycomb prints- my shop stock has already SOLD OUT! Before you ask, I'm not privy to the locations of the prizes!
Sign up at www.beeinthecity.co.uk
20th Oct 2014
I've joined forces with some diligent local bees who reside on top of The Printworks. The Hard Rock Cafe #MCR invited me to design their honey label raising money for Forever Manchester and Booth Centre charities.
The pre-launch sold out swiftly and 30 special limited edition signed jars went on sale at the official launch party on the 20th October 2014.
Sweet as Manchester Honey.
4th Oct 2014
With a little help from a friend a few of the October edition prints were posted in Istanbul. This one could be found close to the Sultan Ahmed Blue Mosque.
These far flung prints are officially the furthest #finderskeepers to date. Manchester, London, New York, Paris, Istanbul. Where next?
26th Sep 2014
I was approached by the team at Foster For Manchester and have helped to share their great work. Little Bee represents Manchester's child. She needs a new home, can you help her or her friends?
Check out this link, who knows, maybe you can help a child... http://www.manchester.gov.uk/fosterformanchester
1st Sep 2014
Known for my giveaways, the first 20 customers at www.mancsy.co.uk this weekend will be getting a little extra limited edition print in their parcel this week.
You never know when I'm going of add a freebie or why... But ever so often I will drop something extra in the parcel for you to find #finderskeepers
1st Sep 2014
This #finderskeepers takes a different form from my usual limited edition screenprint. This month look out for an edition of 25. In a 12" plastic bag you will find a special laser print with a 7" record courtesy of Vinyl Revival.
There is no shop stock so when they are gone, they are gone!
1st Aug 2014
After much anticipation my new website has launched providing you the opportunity to view and find out more about the #finderskeepers archive of limited edition screenprints.
There is now an online shop where you can purchase prints to start or add to your collection. As a special offer for the first 24 hours use coupon code MANCSYLOVE for 20% discount at the checkout, offer expires at midnight on Sunday the 8th August 2014. But remember, they are limited editions so when they are gone, they are gone!
1st Jul 2014
The July edition featured Twiggy wearing a mancsy bee shift dress. My stylish little fashionista could be found on the streets of Manchester and Paris!
Mancsy est un artiste de rue basé à Manchester en Angleterre. Chaque mois, il produit des sérigraphies à tirage limité et les affiche en ville pour que les passants puissent les trouver. Félicitations, vous avez trouvé un Mancsy !
1st Mar 2014
I made a poster for John Consterdine @MCRTaxiTours in 2013, when he was nominated for the National Tourism Awards he dropped me a line and I made a new design to promote his great city tours!
John printed some t-shirts, coasters and mugs and hid them round the city for folk to find!
This special finders keepers was a real treat and even I went out to find one...
1st Oct 2013
mancsy loves Ancoats and the amazing community.
The regeneration has largely been positive but sadly the old Dispensary was under threat of demolition. I made this poster to help promote awareness to save this great building.
The Dispensary Trust worked hard to secure Heritage Lottery Fund and want to turn the building into a creative centre, but they still our help. Check out @twitdispensary
1st May 2013
To launch @KosmonautMCR new space I exhibited 6 new limited edition screenprints. The designs were printed at A2 making them a little different from my monthly street giveaways.
The private view was busy and I enjoyed standing at the bar listening to folk claiming to be mancsy.
1st Feb 2013
A few folk have been with me from the start and I appreciate your banter and support.
Miki Christi of Extreme Largeness in Afflecks played me at my own game. She set a little treasure hunt leaving a cryptic clue and the end of which I found a bottle of red, a sunflower and a Manchester tart!
1st Jan 2012
The bees in Manchester’s Coat of Arms represent the hive of industry on which this magnificent city was built. Today the city is known as a hub for creative culture and a fantastic music scene. But it’s not the razzle dazzle but the true grit of the city that birthed mancsy.
I am proud of these streets and wanted people to stop and look around. In January 2012 I made my first limited edition screenprints and posted them for folk to find.
I started something...