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Manchester; the city many people believe they know so well, they infact may not. Whilst street signs are a massive part of city life, there origins are completely 'unfamiliar' to the majority. This book explore these pieces of iconography, an aspect of life often taken for granted, and gives them a stage of their own.
EMILY BONNER IS AN ART PHOTOGRAPHER AND VISUAL ILLUSTRATOR BASED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. EMILY’S INSPIRATION STEMS FROM NARRATIVES AND HISTORY. CREATING NOVEL FANTASY COLLAGES, FROM CHRONICLES OF THE PAST, WHICH INTERTWINE THE ANCIENT AND THE CONTEMPORARY, EMILY’S PRACTICE LIVES AS A METAMORPHOSIS OF TIME. EMILY’S BOOK, THE UNFAMILIARS; DELVES INTO THE ORIGINS BEHIND STREET NAMES IN AN AREA OF CITY CENTER MANCHESTER, ACCOMPANIED BY MAPS AND ARTWORK. WHILST STREET SIGNS ARE A MASSIVE PART OF CITY LIFE, THEIR ORIGINS ARE ‘UNFAMILIAR’ TO THE MAJORITY. THIS BOOK EXPLORES THESE PIECES OF ICONOGRAPHY, AN ASPECT OF LIFE OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED, AND GIVES THEM A STAGE OF THEIR OWN.