AHW Scholarship

Logo design

Project description

Logo designed for the “Anthony H Wilson Scholarship”, commissioned by Manchester’s very own School of Sound Recording (SSR).

Project details

Client: SSR (Manchester, UK)
Date: 02.03.2009
Skills: Logo Design

A stamp for the history of Manchester

In 2009 SSR celebrated its 25th anniversary by launching The Tony Wilson Scholarship in recognition of the contribution made by Tony to the creative and cultural life of Manchester.

He was the manager of many bands, including A Certain Ratio and the Durutti Column, and was part owner and manager of Factory Records, home of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), Happy Mondays, Joy Division and New Order – the band managed by friend and business partner Rob Gretton. He also founded and managed the Haçienda nightclub and Dry Bar, together forming a central part of the music and cultural scene of Manchester. The scene was termed “Madchester” in the late 1980s.

This scholarship programme is intended to celebrate Tony’s legacy by supporting Manchester’s next generation of talent.

Supported by Tony’s son Oliver and leading figures from the industry, the scholarship programme will offer some amazing opportunities to young people from the Greater Manchester area who wish to follow a career in the Music or Media industry.