Video by George Haydock and Matthew Rowlands of Generic Greeting Collective
Titles by Will Berry
‘Edition’ was a collaborative project with DR.ME, SAVWO and the University of Salford
DR.ME and SAVWO are some of the most prolific and highly regarded members of Manchester’s young design scene. With an impressive and growing list of clients from Umbro to Manchester International Festival their left field approach has record labels and bands clambering for their wares in a city well used to receiving international acclaim for it’s creative energy.
Designers Ryan Doyle (DR), Mark Edwards (ME) and Designer/Printmaker and University of Salford Artist in Residence John Powell-Powell Jones (SAVWO), were inspired to create the ‘Edition’ project by Screen prints produced by master printers from the Manchester Print Workshop in the 70s and 80s held in the University of Salford’s art collection.
‘Edition’ brought together the DR.ME and SAVWO studios in a disused space in the centre of Manchester. For the 2 weeks ‘Edition’ became a powerhouse for ‘new work for work’s sake’, where they created prints, zines, drawings, paintings, postcards etc in limited runs. They were joined by design and illustration students from the University of Salford who worked alongside them.
The work created during the fortnight was exhibited at the new temporary studio/gallery space ‘Edition’ over the weekend 2 - 3rd February 2013.