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.

Peter Saville's visual alphabet for New Order's 'Power, Corruption and Lies' album (1983). I'm appropriating it for my own website - hopefully!

Peter Saville & New Order’s Colour Code

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

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

New Order - Technique. Cover design by Peter Saville, photography by Trevor Key

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

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

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