Central Station Design
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Central Station Design is a Mancunian design company founded by Pat Carroll, Karen Jackson, and Matt Carroll. It is usually associated with Factory Records and the Madchester scene of the early 1990s. The company created album cover artwork and posters for Factory artists including The Happy Mondays, Black Grape, and James. Their design for the Happy Mondays' Madchester Rave On E.P. in late 1989 became the iconic logo for the movement. The Carrolls are cousins of Shaun and Paul Ryder of the Happy Mondays.
Central Station designed the opening title sequence to the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People, a British comedy-drama directed by Michael Winterbottom about Manchester's popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records. Central Station would go on to collaborate with Winterbottom on several more films, including The Look of Love and The Killer Inside Me, for which they also designed title sequences.
Central Station had their first large-scale retrospective exhibition at Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester, England in July 2008. It encompassed work from throughout their career and offered for the first time the chance to buy silkscreen and pigment prints in signed and numbered editions of their works including the Faç Off and Madchester designs.
- Gavin Lucas. "Central Station: 24 Hour Arty People". creativereview.co.uk. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- Official site - under construction
- Official site for the sale of limited edition art prints
- Central Station Design @ Cerysmatic Factory
- Portrait from 24 Hour Party People website
- New Musical Express article, November 17, 1990
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