IIn 1978 the unlikely pairing of a jobbing actor and a Cambridge graduate-cum-TV presenter founded a record label in Manchester. Alan Erasmus and Tony Wilson released their first record on Factory Records in 1979 and during the period up until its demise in 1992 made a huge impact, not only on music but on popular culture and design.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Factory’s first release we are proud to present an exhibition, PRAXIS XL, showcasing the legacy of Factory. Curated and designed by stalwart of Factory’s design team - Trevor Johnson, alongside brother Craig - the exhibition will feature selected output from 40 of the label’s most interesting and sometimes esoteric projects.
Exhibition starts on 9th November at 58 Port Street, Manchester M2 2EQ