This colourful, characterful illustration is a journey through Didsbury, and is one of my more elusive, cryptic city annotations. The piece includes many references to the tea & cafe culture of the urban village, and was created as an entry for the Didsbury Art Festival poster competition. The original inspiration and theme of the festival is ‘Inbetween Places’, discovered through this artwork as the portrayal of Didsbury as a magical place away from the whirlwind of Manchester. Many intricate details such as the interior fittings of shops & cafes are featured in this piece, blended with the more commonly recognised elements such as the Didsbury clock & park.
DECIPHERING THE CRYPTIC PUZZLE