AN ARTIST has transformed a standard map of Stretford into a map dedicated to the legendary Mancunian band, Smiths.

On first inspection of the piece by Youngerman, it looks like a regular map of Stretford, but with a closer look regular street names have been changed to the band’s song-titles such as The Queen is Dead Road, Cemetry Gates Street and Paint a Vulgar Picture Avenue.

“Back to the Old House” features all 73 Smiths songs, names of band members and iconic locations or themes relevant to the group such as Gladioli Avenue and Wilde Street.

Youngerman said: “Back to the Old House fills the real streets around 384 King’s Road, Stretford with the songs and band members of The Smiths.

“The letter M - for Morrissey and Marr - marks the exact spot where their incredible song-writing union came together.

“Fans can find their favourite Smiths song, every single one is included in the design, as well as a number of key words from Moz’s masterful lyrics. It is for Smiths fans, from Smiths fans.

“Youngerman is to present the first four in the edition as framed prints to the former members of the band.”

But Smiths fans will have to be quick to get their hands on the extremely limited edition work as only 150 have been produced.

The prints, 50cm x 70cm are all hand drawn and then completed digitally. They cost £195 unframed.

Each is individually hand numbered and embossed with the Youngerman seal. Prints are made in Manchester - the home of The Smiths.

“Back To The Old House” is part of the ‘Sounds From The Streets’ limited edition series of high quality British made map prints. Youngerman has already created street maps which pay tribute to The Beatles, Clash, Jam, Bob Dylan and Sex Pistols.

Celebrity owners of Youngerman’s work include Sir Paul McCartney and members of The Jam and Clash.

Youngerman map designs have been reproduced with permission from Geographers’ A-Z Map Co Ltd.