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The Smiths – a tribute

SmithsTracklistIt was thirty years ago that a band from Manchester released their first single ‘Hand In Glove’. For the next four years they released the songs that made me laugh, made me cry and definitely changed my life even if they maybe didn’t save it. I’m not going to try and tell you how great they were – either you already know or my words won’t persuade you. However, to me, they are in a class of their own and no band can ever touch them. This is my tribute. So thank you, to Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce: The Smiths.

PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE HERE

I’ll announce any further developments here and also on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks for all the comments and to everyone who has shared this.

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Discussion

46 Responses to “The Smiths – a tribute”

  1. this is marvellous. How would I go about getting one from you to frame?

    Posted by Lewis Jamieson | May 14, 2013, 3:48 pm
  2. Be great to have a vectorized version of this to print out for the wall. Big.

    Posted by kingfelix | May 14, 2013, 4:06 pm
  3. L

    Posted by Adam | May 14, 2013, 4:23 pm
  4. If this was on a T-shirt I would buy it in a heartbeat. Excellent idea!

    Posted by Jason | May 14, 2013, 4:25 pm
  5. I’ll definitely buy one of these-please keep me posted on when/costs etc…..cheers

    Posted by Bryan | May 14, 2013, 9:37 pm
  6. Love this, I definitely would be interested in this as a 1st anniversary present for my husband!

    Posted by ... | May 15, 2013, 10:08 am
  7. these things take time to make, so I’m gonna stretch out and wait ’till these posters are for sale

    Posted by Ash | May 15, 2013, 3:48 pm
  8. fantastic! just posted this and tagged Proof Spirit on my indiepop fb page. good response so far.
    https://www.facebook.com/indiepopsavedmylife

    Posted by Howard | May 15, 2013, 4:02 pm
  9. This is fantastic! Very imaginative. I would definitely like to buy a print, and I believe you would sell a lot of t-shirts printed with this image.

    Posted by MozAddict | May 15, 2013, 4:39 pm
  10. Just want to add another tally mark to the “I’d buy a print of this” count.

    Posted by agnostrum | May 20, 2013, 8:32 pm
  11. This is genius stick me down in the buying a print and or a t-shirt please…. nick@whatusersdo.com

    Posted by Nick | May 22, 2013, 6:09 pm
  12. I see more of these to come… I put in requests for The Cure and American Music Club!

    Posted by Ben | May 22, 2013, 9:01 pm
  13. This is amazing I need one of these either T shirt or poster for wall, well done mate!!

    Posted by Mike McCowen | May 24, 2013, 8:39 am
  14. Brilliant!!

    I want one in a print! Can you advise whether or not you could post to Australia!

    Posted by Brenno | May 24, 2013, 8:41 am
  15. Suedehead??? What happened to suede head ??? The goth in me lives on!!!!

    Posted by Hilda Rodriguez | May 24, 2013, 9:40 am
  16. this really needs to be put on a t-shirt!

    Posted by Aimee | May 24, 2013, 10:24 am
  17. Fantastic ! Would be awesome to have the file to buy so se could print it! Good work, man! Hugs from Brasil.

    Posted by Andre | May 24, 2013, 11:12 am
  18. I would love one of those in a print,please keep me informed.

    Posted by Paul Staunton | May 24, 2013, 11:26 am
  19. The merch possibilities are endless.

    You’d sell a ton of these in poster size and t-shirts would fly outta whatever fulfillment house you work with.

    Best of luck, this is simply fantastic.

    Posted by Wee Willy | May 24, 2013, 1:26 pm
  20. i need this on a t shirt !!!!!!

    Posted by ian | May 24, 2013, 9:27 pm
  21. Any chance of a print of the Smiths songs Metrolink poster in time for Xmas. I think it’s brilliant and would love to give a framed print to my Smiths fan partner.

    Posted by KGW | December 18, 2013, 12:19 am
    • Hi – the open edition posters are shipped out by Royal Mail first class post, so if you order today then it should arrive in time! Many thanks for your compliments.

      Posted by Aiden | December 18, 2013, 2:53 pm

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