Art, industry, football, music, fashion, noise, and colour are Manchester’s DNA and the mosaics displayed in the city are a celebration of this diverse culture.
Mosaics have also been an important part of Manchester City’s history, stretching back almost 100 years to when the original City mosaic first adorned the gates of the Maine Road Stadium.
Mark Kennedy, the artist behind the mosaics of Manchester’s Northern Quarter as well as the player artworks at the City Football Academy said, “When I began my journey as an artist, the Northern Quarter was a derelict area that I looked at and wanted to build up. I began creating Manchester icons using ceramic plates and tiles, integrating my own artistic style.
"My family and I have always been huge City fans, so I created artwork of the players too. Over time I was commissioned to create artwork for the club and the city of Manchester, so I feel very privileged to see PUMA use my art as inspiration for the new City Home jersey.”
In celebration of our new Home shirt, manager Pep Guardiola along with players from both our men's and women's teams have been busy making a City mosaic of their own.
Check out their efforts in the video above!