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Hacienda designer Ben Kelly to publish brand new nightclub photobook, The Manc

Hacienda designer Ben Kelly to publish brand new nightclub photobook

An eclectic photographic retrospective of the iconic Manchester nightclub, created by its designer Ben Kelly.

The original designer of the Hacienda is running a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to get a brand new book published showcases the Factory Records nightclub in all its glory.

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Kelly – famed for the signature black and yellow stripes that propped up the world-famous club on Whitworth Street – has teamed up with photographer Eugene Schlumberger and Factory graphic designer Peter Saville to launch the new project – titled Hacienda Landscapes.

Part photobook, part visual history, Hacienda Landscapes “reflects upon the club’s enduring design aesthetic via photography of the industrial landscapes of the North”.

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The book is set to feature “graphic language of the everyday” and items selected from Kelly’s own archives – much of which has never been published before. 

Hacienda designer Ben Kelly to publish brand new nightclub photobook, The Manc
Hacienda designer Ben Kelly has collaborated with photographer Eugen Schlumberger for the new book / Image: Ben Kelly
Hacienda designer Ben Kelly to publish brand new nightclub photobook, The Manc
Hacienda Landscapes reflects upon the club’s enduring design aesthetic / Image: Ben Kelly

Saville will be making a unique contribution to the book entitled ‘The Aesthetics of Precaution’ – which will feature as two fold-out compositions. 

Comprising 256 pages, Hacienda Landscapes will be bound in bright orange covering material, featuring typography stamped in white pigment foil and high-gloss inset ‘Hacienda stripe’ detail. 

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A kickstarter campaign to raise £45,000 has already toppled 80% of its target.

100 copies, bound and individually numbered, will also be set aside – signed by Kelly and Schlumberger themselves.

Hacienda designer Ben Kelly to publish brand new nightclub photobook, The Manc

Publication is planned for winter, ahead of The Hacienda’s 40th anniversary in 2022.

You can find out more about the book here.

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