Unless you have been living on the moon (lucky you) you will probably know that one of patrons is Johnny Marr - the musician, songwriter and all round nice guy.
Johnny has been a great supporter of ours for a few years now. He takes a genuine interest in what we do and when he is not recording, touring or writing will try and get to some of our events. He even pops into Modernist HQ for a chat now and again and let me tell you, that man sure knows how to chat!
Last time he was on our sofa he was excited about his up coming tour and especially for his hometown gig at the Manchester Apollo. He was keen that we should do something together and the ideas ranged from the unfeasibly ambitious to the downright daft. Being a big fan of badges (he wore one of our original MODERNIST badges on the David Letterman Show once) the obvious thing to do was a badge.
Many people have really liked our badge that was a facsimile of the old GMPTE logo and Johnny really liked it too. After batting around a few ideas we decided to redraw the logo to spell out Johnny’s initials - thus encapsulating many of our favourite Manchester things - buses, badges, modernist logos and Manchester musical geniuses.
So the badges will be available exclusively at Johnny’s gig at Manchester Apollo on November 18th. Lots of Johnny’s fans around the world are supporters of The Modernist and hopefully they will enjoy the badge too. If there are any left after the gig they should be available on both our online shop and at Johnny’s website - but they are sure to be popular and as with all the products we do are very limited edition so if you cant make the gig be sure to check the web shops after the 18th.