An original cow art piece from Clint Boon, a Paul Husband portrait of Madchester favourites Bez and Rowetta signed by the artists and a hand drawn original piece from Manchesters favourite anonymous artist, Mancsy all form part of a new fundraising initiative curated by Factory Records design legend, Trevor Johnson.

The man famous for branding half of Manchester has brought together 30 top name creatives from across Greater Manchester to create 30 Artists Give It Up or Forever Manchester.

The pieces cover a range of creative disciplines from Art and Typography to Photography and Illustration, resulting in an eclectic range showcasing some of the regions finest established and new talent.

Each of the pieces will be auctioned to mark an incredible 30 years in service for Forever Manchester, the much-loved charity that funds and supports community activity across Greater Manchester.

With one simple mission in place over the last 30 years, to raise money to fund and support grassroot community activity across Greater Manchester, Forever Manchester believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be happy. The charity has successfully attracted and delivered £39 million of investment into communities across Greater Manchester, helping 1.1 million local people achieve extraordinary things together.

To mark the significant birthday occasion, Forever Manchester launched its most ambitious and exciting fundraising campaign to date: Give it Up for Forever Manchester, only 37 days later to see carefully laid plans in shreds as the UK entered lockdown following the Covid-19 outbreak. One incredible supporter of the charity, Trevor Johnson, vowed to continue with his mission to bring his fundraising idea to life.

Over the last 7 months, Johnson, the man responsible for creating some of Manchesters most iconic graphic design for over four decades has been working tirelessly to recruit 30 local artists to Give Up a piece of their work to auction for Forever Manchester, introducing 30 Artists Give It Up. Trevor is an ambassador for the charity, representing his employer Havas Lynx Group who have supported the project.

The online auction comprises 30 pieces donated by 30 Greater Manchester based artists, curated by Trevor Johnson and will run from 12 noon 20th November to 10pm on Friday 4th December. The pieces will also be on display for the same period in a window display on Deansgate, at The Great Northern.

Funds raised from the auction will help Forever Manchester continue to deliver its invaluable support to communities across Greater Manchester at a time when they need it most.

To see the art view the full brochure here.

The online auction will run from 12 noon 20th November to 9pm Friday 27th November at


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