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A Certain Ratio have turned their albums into an army of beautiful butterflies

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 22/09/2017 Simon Binns

Cult Manchester band A Certain Ratio have produced a set of stunning prints to mark their entire back catalogue of albums.

The post-punk outfit - who were signed to Factory Records - formed in Manchester in 1978 and released 13 albums between 1979 and 2008.

Band member Donald Johnson decided to commission the prints after seeing a similar project by The Charlatans, who produced a print of book covers for each of their albums, as well as a ‘tune map’ of their singles.

Tim Burgess' band also produced a periodic table of their hits and even a set of app icon designs with Read.

Johnson, The Charlatans' team and their designer - Ian Jackman Read - decided to work on something similar for his band, leading to a range of beautiful butterfly motifs for each long player, starting with The Graveyard and The Ballroom through to Mind Made Up.

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The Discography Lepidoptera is costs £45 and only 100 have been made - all of which will be signed by the band.

The band will hold a special signing at Magma book shop on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, on November 4 at 6pm, where fans can buy the prints there and then. Any remaining prints will be on sale online at 8pm that evening.

The range is also being produced as a set of postcards - with one for each individual album - costing £12 for the set.

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