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Ian Pennington

Manchester Editor.

Ian project managed the launch of the Manchester print edition of Now Then back in 2012, and continues to volunteer with Opus projects, including editing the Now Then Manchester website. Ian has since pursued a career in planning, and also volunteers with active travel campaigning groups.

Bibio: A Mineral Love

Even after more than a decade as a recording artist with Mush and now Warp Records, West Midlander Stephen Wilkinson crafts sounds that rema…

Even after more than a decade as a recording artist with Mush and now Warp Records, West Midlander Stephen Wilkinson crafts sounds that rema

Vincent James: Art with a sense of humour

Art can all too quickly become very serious in its meaning and application, so when news of Rochdale cartoon artist Vincent James’s residenc…

Art can all too quickly become very serious in its meaning and application, so when news of Rochdale cartoon artist Vincent James’s residenc

Natalie M Wood: Digital design from Stockport

I first caught wind of Natalie M Wood’s design work as part of an exhibition at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester last year named Before I Cou…

I first caught wind of Natalie M Wood’s design work as part of an exhibition at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester last year named Before I Cou

Mr Hass: Super Craft Work

Mr Hass’s illustrations will be more familiar than you might realise. Based at Islington Mill under the SuperCrafts pseudonym, his finely tu…

Mr Hass’s illustrations will be more familiar than you might realise. Based at Islington Mill under the SuperCrafts pseudonym, his finely tu

Tycho: Wide Awake

For a long time Scott Hansen was better known for his design work as ISO50 than his music as Tycho, but four years ago he decided to expand …

For a long time Scott Hansen was better known for his design work as ISO50 than his music as Tycho, but four years ago he decided to expand 

Public Domain Review: The pursuit of open knowledge

The internet age has seen a giant database of information created at our fingertips. In many ways we’re still learning how and why we should…

The internet age has seen a giant database of information created at our fingertips. In many ways we’re still learning how and why we should

Peter Et Le Wolff: THE ART OF CYCLING

Aside from conjuring an alias that suits many of his colourful, storybook drawings, Peter Et Le Wolff has meandered from ‘sketchy’ style at …

Aside from conjuring an alias that suits many of his colourful, storybook drawings, Peter Et Le Wolff has meandered from ‘sketchy’ style at 

Jason Singh: The Singh Thing

"I never, ever had the ambition to be a musician," insists Jason Singh, who now finds himself in the enviable position of being able to hand…

"I never, ever had the ambition to be a musician," insists Jason Singh, who now finds himself in the enviable position of being able to hand