Central Station Design

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The "Madchester" logo

Central Station Design is a Mancunian design company usually associated with Factory Records and the Madchester scene of the early 1990s. The company created album cover artwork and posters for Factory artists, especially the Happy Mondays. Their design for the Happy Mondays' Madchester Rave On E.P. in late 1989 became the iconic logo for the movement. Central Station consists of Karen Jackson and brothers Matt and Pat Carroll. 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 about Manchester's popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records.[1]

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 silk screen and pigment prints in signed and numbered editions of their works including the Fac Off and Madchester designs.


  1. ^ Gavin Lucas. "Central Station: 24 Hour Arty People". creativereview.co.uk. Retrieved 8 August 2014.