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Sleeves designed by Peter Saville
October 3, 2012 8:46 PM   Subscribe

Sleeve designed by Peter Saville
posted by davebush (13 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ah, he did the cover for My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts. Even if he does get the actual title of the album wrong on his own website, that's worth a bonus point or two in my book.
posted by hippybear at 8:55 PM on October 3, 2012


he did the cover for My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

A good album with nice cover art, but it pales in comparison to the work he did for Factory Records, Joy Division in particular.

Also, looking through his catalog I finally understand why I used to always pause on Peter Gabriel's So when flipping through used record bins, thinking it was a New Order or Factory release.
posted by item at 9:58 PM on October 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Lovely stuff.
posted by Artw at 10:05 PM on October 3, 2012


This book about Factory's visual output is fascinating. I also have Designed by Peter Saville which is good, but nowhere near as comprehensive as I want.
posted by beaucoupkevin at 10:08 PM on October 3, 2012


'7" with napkin'

Corking
posted by fallingbadgers at 10:13 PM on October 3, 2012


My first OMD album, which was also one of the first albums I bought for myself, made me feel like I lived in the future. The future is die-cut.
posted by sonascope at 5:29 AM on October 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


Joy Division in particular

May as well add New Order to the list too. He's almost like a fifth Beatle for that band (or maybe 6th)
posted by readyfreddy at 5:30 AM on October 4, 2012


Interesting to see the ones I'd forgotten/didn't know he did like Roxy Music...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:58 AM on October 4, 2012


My first OMD album, which was also one of the first albums I bought for myself, made me feel like I lived in the future. The future is die-cut.

The sleeve design for OMD's single release Red Frame/White Light was also apparently originally conceived as a die-cut affair. The prototype was on show at Saville's design exhibition back in 2003.
posted by panboi at 8:43 AM on October 4, 2012


It's funny, how much that guy was a part of my existence in the eighties. For my sixteenth birthday party, my mother made a cake decorated with a spot-on recreation of the stylized face on the cover of Rage in Eden and I gelled my hair to match and tied a little bow to the end of my rattail.
posted by sonascope at 10:05 AM on October 4, 2012


the stylized face on the cover of Rage in Eden

i love that sleeve AND the original artwork by Hervé Morvan.
posted by Substrata at 1:10 PM on October 4, 2012


It's amazing he got so much done considering his reputation for being later with everything

Peter's nickname is Playboy Pete and she said that he would be the last to deny his playboy-ish tendencies. Referring to his notorious tendency to be late delivering every project, she said that he is "the world's most exasperating professional". Apparently, he was 3 hours late for the launch of his own book, 'Designed by Peter Saville'. Half jokingly she hinted that Peter has yet to turn on a computer(!).
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:31 PM on October 4, 2012


Watch a Short Documentary on Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ Album Cover
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 2:01 PM on October 17, 2012


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