Peter saville

Peter Saville is a legendary album cover designer. He’s best known for his Joy Division and New Order covers, but has also done work for Pulp, Suede and Roxy Music.

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Peter Saville is a legendary album cover designer. He’s best known for his Joy Division and New Order covers, but has also done work for Pulp, Suede and Roxy Music.

Peter Saville's career kicked off after designing posters for The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, run by the Factory Records label.

Design by Peter Saville

Peter Saville's career kicked off after designing posters for The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, run by the Factory Records label.

Logo for the city of Manchester, England, by Peter Saville. Логотип Манчестера, Англия, дизайнер Питер Сэвилл. #city_brand 2010

Logo for the city of Manchester, England, by Peter Saville. Логотип Манчестера, Англия, дизайнер Питер Сэвилл. #city_brand 2010

The Factory Poster (FAC 1). Peter Saville, 1978 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Factory Poster (FAC 1). Peter Saville, 1978 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Total, Joy Division & New Order (Rhino, 2011). “I realised this was a record that would be sold in supermarkets and advertised on television. So the cover has a ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ aesthetic. As you open it out, it says ‘Total’, but folded up you just see the ‘O’s. It says, ‘From Joy Division to New Order’. I couldn’t bear the words ‘Best of’. It’s a long way from the independent record shop to Tesco, almost 33 years.”

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Total, Joy Division & New Order (Rhino, 2011). “I realised this was a record that would be sold in supermarkets and advertised on television. So the cover has a ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ aesthetic. As you open it out, it says ‘Total’, but folded up you just see the ‘O’s. It says, ‘From Joy Division to New Order’. I couldn’t bear the words ‘Best of’. It’s a long way from the independent record shop to Tesco, almost 33 years.”

Factory Records: Peter Saville

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Factory Records: Peter Saville

Peter Saville's colour code, with which you can decode the inscriptions on New Order's "Blue Monday," "Power, Corruption & Lies," and "Confusion" record jackets.

Peter Saville & New Order’s Colour Code

Peter Saville's colour code, with which you can decode the inscriptions on New Order's "Blue Monday," "Power, Corruption & Lies," and "Confusion" record jackets.

Technique, New Order (Factory, 1989). I’d moved on from being interested in 80s consumer products and had begun going to Pimlico Road to look at antique shops. Which was where I saw the cherub statue we used on Technique. It was a garden ornament and we rented it for the shoot. It’s a very bacchanalian image, which fitted the moment just before the last financial crash and the new drug-fuelled hedonism involved in the music scene."

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Technique, New Order (Factory, 1989). I’d moved on from being interested in 80s consumer products and had begun going to Pimlico Road to look at antique shops. Which was where I saw the cherub statue we used on Technique. It was a garden ornament and we rented it for the shoot. It’s a very bacchanalian image, which fitted the moment just before the last financial crash and the new drug-fuelled hedonism involved in the music scene."

Lacoste Holiday Collector Nº8 by Peter Saville 17 oct / Capsule, Collection / by Adriano B.

Lacoste Holiday Collector Nº8 by Peter Saville 17 oct / Capsule, Collection / by Adriano B.

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