Name-chains are themed collections of names, created and designed by Alison Bell. Following careful research, the names are joined together and woven into a square crossword/scrabble-style format.
Every name-chains design is unique and crafted over time with care and precision. Each image is executed into a striking colourful picture of names, using Alison’s distinctive font. Once they are complete, the name-chains designs are digitised and transferred into prints, t-shirts and other merchandise.
Drawing inspiration from magnetic fridge letters, the first name-chains idea was a selection of Manchester bands all linked together in a scrabble/crossword style. After such a great response to the initial concept, more designs were created with different themes.
Each name-chains print design is signed and numbered in a limited edition of 500.
There are many other name-chains designs to follow, including additional football teams (not just in the Premiership), The Beatles, Fac 51 The Hacienda, Coronation Street…