These photos were taken at the PRAXIS XL exhibition at The Modernist Society, 58 Port Street, Manchester M1 2EQ. It was curated by Trevor Johnson, who was part of the Factory design team during the 80’s, along with his brother Craig.
The exhibition coincided with the 40th anniversary of Factory Records’ first release. The XL stands for 40, and the exhibition ran from 11th November 2019 to 23rd December 2019.
Facing the camera L to R, in the group photo, are Pete Mitchell, DJ and presenter, Matthew Robertson, Craig Johnson and Trevor Johnson. and we see Pete hosting a talk [PRAXIS XL Part 2] by Matthew Robertson, the author of Factory Records - The Complete Graphic Album, and the Johnson brothers.
Sadly, Pete died just three months later, on 12th March 2020.
The talk lasted about an hour, and it was a real privilege to be amongst the small audience attending, which included Bruce Mitchell from the Durutti Column. Matthew went into some detail about his love of Factory Records, and how his book came into being. There were some design related Q&A's at the end, before I was able to chat to Matthew, where he kindly autographed my first edition copy of his book.