Who are we?

Leo Stanley

Back in the day, 1983 to be exact, Leo B Stanley opened a small unit in Afflecks Palace, on Church Street, Manchester. By 1986 Leo had expanded to take over half the ground floor in Afflecks Palace, a shop in Afflecks Arcade on Oldham Street, another outlet on the second floor of Afflecks Palace and a futher two stores in the Royal Exchange – Identity was born!
Around Christmas 1988 after a ‘hot night’ at the Hacienda Leo wrote down the following…

AND ON THE SIXTH DAY GOD CREATED MANchester.

Ray Lancaster

Meanwhile, Ray Lancaster was honing his strong graphic, typographic, conceptual and illustrative skills to become an award winning Brand and Marketing professional working in Manchester, London and India.
Fast forward to 2015 when Ray and Leo came together to work on a project based on promoting Manchester and its proud musical, sporting and cultural heritage. Their liaison was a success and from there they have gone on to create brands and labels like This Charming Manc and Sixth Day using sometimes ‘quirky’ but always strong graphic art that represents their mutal love of Manchester and the North West …