Tongue-in-cheek art is by re­quest

Macclesfield Express - - MAC­CLES­FIELD PEO­PLE -

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


●● Lorna Davy, Gwen Jouan­net and Helen Bai­ley among vol­un­teers and sup­port­ers at the com­mu­nity lunch

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