Manchester Worker Bee - Art Print


Manchester Worker Bee - Art Print


I am proud to call myself an almost Mancunian. I was born 6 miles away, I worked there for 10 years and I learned to screen print there. I miss Manchester a lot, this print was mainly made for me.

The worker bee was adopted as a motif for Manchester during the Industrial Revolution, at a time when Manchester was taking a leading role in new forms of mass production. Seven bees are included in the crest of the City's arms which were granted to the Borough of Manchester in 1842. The bee denotes Mancunians' hard work during this era and Manchester being a hive of activity in the 19th century.

HMS Manchester is nicknamed Busy Bee after the Manchester's bee symbol and the bee is depicted on the ship's crest which is also present on the ship's funnel. In the early 1970s the famous Boddingtons logo was introduced, depicting a barrel and two bees. The University of Manchester's coat of arms features three bees. The bees are depicted on many structures in Manchester such as lampposts and bollards.

5 x 5 inches, 3 colour screen print on Cyclus Offset, a 100% recycled 250gsm paper.

All prints are stamped & signed.

The print will fit perfectly in this frame

Item will be sent first class recorded

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