Tongue-in-cheek art is by request
AN ARTIST has created a tongue-in-cheek poster for Bollington after requests from market goers.
Eric Jackson made a series of posters inspired by traditonal seaside adverts for tourists which aim to capture the spirit of the places they depict but poke a bit of fun at the same time.
His poster for Macclesfield with mill, canal and a woman in walking boots drinking a pint, states ‘Stay in Peak Condition! With beer and sex and chips and gravy’.
He has been selling his posters at shops and markets and finds locals to the places appreciate the humorous take on their homes.
At the Treacle Market in Macclesfield he was getting requests from people for a Bollington version, so decided to oblige.
It wasn’t too much of a hard task for Eric, who knew Bollington from his time working as a junior reporter covering council meetings in the town.
He strode up to White Nancy and took some pictures from the view to inspire his poster, which features an image of a hill walker with White Nancy in the background and the text: “You’ll really need your trusty poles in Cheshire’s Chamonix.”
Eric said: “The most distinguishable thing for many in Bollington is White Nancy. I walked up there and took pictures down the hill.
“The view is a mixture of industrial mills, greenery and Manchester in the distance.
“Bollington has its fair share of Gore-Tex and walking poles and I’ve called it Cheshire’s Chamonix because, well, it’s not.
“I poke fun at the places I do posters for and people appreciate the joke. I worked in Bollington as a young reporter and am fond of the place.”
Visit statementartworks. com to find out more and buy a poster.
Eric Jackson with some of his posters featuring towns around the region. Inset: His latest one poking fun at Bollington
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