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Thursday, 28 October 2021

Philth (Water Street) Rochdale

Philth (Water Street) Rochdale 


Combining the best of illustration, graphic design, beauty and large scale murals to create a unique and distinctive style

Part of the Never Ready crew, artist Philth is known for incorporating patterns and inspirations from the natural world into his pieces.

This mural pays homage to the town’s cotton weaving past and features eight cotton bolls – seven are open, in a nod to the past, whilst one remains unopened, as the artist looks to the future.

Philth also draws inspiration from inscriptions found at nearby historic buildings. One such inscription, Semper Paratus on the top of St Edmund’s Church, translates as ‘always ready’. It’s a stone’s throw from Never Ready, the graffiti crew Philth has been a part of for the past 14 years.

St Edmund’s Church also happens to be filled with masonic symbols, making the seven open cotton bolls significant here.


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