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Peter Saville Sleeve Design | Sleeves 2010-2017

Peter Saville Sleeve Design | Sleeves 2010-2017

Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division (Factory, 1979): "This was the first and only time that the band gave me something that they’d like for a cover."

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.

Power, Corruption & Lies, New Order (Factory, 1983). “The title seemed Machiavellian. So I went to the National Gallery looking for a Renaissance portrait of a dark prince. In the end, it was too obvious and I gave up for the day and bought some postcards from the shop. I was with my girlfriend at the time, who saw me holding a postcard of the Fantin-Latour painting of flowers and said, ‘You are not thinking of that for the cover?’ It was a wonderful idea."

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Henri Fantin-Latour painting, "A Basket of Roses" in the National Gallery London, used on the cover of New Order's album Power Corruption & Lies designed by Peter Saville (b.

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

To celebrate its birthday, LACOSTE has given Peter Saville free rein to play with its iconic polo shirt for the brand’s “Holiday Collector series“. The British art director began by working in music.

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

Next New Order Album (it’s an anthology from Joy Division to New Order, plus one unreleased New Order track). Also a great article on the history of their album art work.

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Factory Records: Peter Saville

12 iconic record label designs

Hook, Peter. Substance: Inside New Order Get Ready New Order's 8th studio album. Peter Saville design. Model, Coco Krebitz

Hook, Peter. Substance: Inside New Order Get Ready New Order's 8th studio album. Peter Saville design. Model, Coco Krebitz

Credit: Factory Records True FaithNew Order (Factory, 1987)“This was a first work from real life. In 1986, I happened to have a trauma in my personal life and it made me very attuned to the world around me. Suddenly, I had no filters. I was parking the car one night and a leaf drifted by the window and I thought, ‘That’s so beautiful.’ It was framed by the windscreen, which is probably why I saw it as an image. So we did a leaf. I went to Windsor Great Park wi…

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Album cover by the English graphic designer Peter Saville. True Faith, New Order (Factory, "There was no digital manipulation at this point. I still have the leaf although I keep thinking that one day it will fall apart.

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