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Check Out Microdot's 25th Anniversary Exhibition

Photo: Installation of the Microdot exhibition begins! 

In a 25th anniversary celebration of creative graphic design, filmmaking, and photography, Microdot will be hosting an exhibition of Brian Cannon's work dating from 1990 through today. The exhibition will take place at the 1887 Old Courtroom in Wigan (Greater Manchester) and will open to the public starting on Monday, May 25th, running through Saturday, May 30th. 

Photo: Interior Office of Microdot Studio

Microdot was founded by Brian Cannon in 1990 after completing a BA (Hons) degree in graphic design. Brian was inspired by punk rock and in particular bands such as The Buzzcocks and Sex Pistols in the late 70s, and set out at the age of twelve to design iconic record sleeves for the biggest bands in the world – a feat he remarkably achieved by his late twenties. 

Photo: Brian Cannon preparing exhibits in the Microdot Studio. 

The accreditation 'Designed By Microdot' appears on over 70 million products worldwide. Some of the most notable bands he designed for included 90s rock giants Oasis and The Verve, as well as a multitude of other successful acts ranging from Britpop bands Suede, Cast, and Ash to hip-hop group The Ruthless Rap Assassins. Check out a few of his personal favorite album cover designs below:

A Microdot Album Cover: Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)

A Microdot Album Cover: The Verve - A Northern Soul (1995)

A Microdot Album Cover: Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic (1996)

The Microdot 25th anniversary exhibition will include artwork for everything both bands The Verve and Oasis released in the 1990’s alongside music packaging and promotional material for The Super Furry Animals, Cast, Suede, The Ruthless Rap Assassins and many more. Also on display will be fan memorabilia, handwritten lyrics from both Noel Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft, original album sleeve props, Oasis signed gold discs, and other rare items. Brian Cannon’s on going project ‘Northern Soul – A Photographic Journey’ which documents the contemporary Northern Soul scene in stunning black and white will also be represented.

Photo: Setting up some of the records to be featured.

Which albums and singles are your favorite? 
What would you be excited to see? 
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