Sleeves designed by Peter Saville

By eusebius eusebius
updated over 2 years ago

Peter Saville (2) (1955, Manchester, England) is a graphic designer, initially best known for the design of record sleeves for Factory Records. He founded the Peter Saville Associates design company. An overview of his work can be accessed on http://petersaville.info/sleeves/.

Listed here are the releases in my collection, sorted alphabetically by artist name.

  1. A Certain Ratio - All Night Party

    6 For Sale from $22.00

    Although uncredited on the release, the sleeve was executed by Peter Saville, nodding towards Andy Warhol's Death and Disaster series (James Nice, Shadowplayers - The Rise and Fall of Factory Records, Aurum, 2011, pp. 64-65).

  2. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

    3 For Sale from $31.25

    The centre sleeve depicts "100 consecutive pulses from the pulsar CP 1919", taken from an image found by Bernard Sumner.

  3. Joy Division - Closer

    7 For Sale from $15.91

    The cover photo, by Bernard Pierre Wolff, is a detail of the Appiani family tomb in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy.
    The sculpture was made by Demetrio Paernio.

  4. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

    12 For Sale from $11.84

    Although uncredited on release, Peter Saville designed the sleeve (Factory Records - The Complete Graphic Album, FAC 461, by Matthew Robertson, Thames & Hudson, 2006, p. 28).
    The cover photo is a detail of the Ribaudo family tomb in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genova, Italy.
    The sculpture was made by Onaroto Toso.

  5. New Order - Movement

    3 For Sale from $6.45

    The artwork is based on a poster by Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero for the 1932 exposition "Futurismo Trentino". Saville adapted it so that the F stands for Factory and the L (Roman numeral) for 50.

  6. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies

    19 For Sale from $13.16

    Peter Saville's design for the album cover has a colour-based code, similar to the New Order singles Blue Monday and Confusion as well as the Section 25 album "From The Hip". The decoding wheel is featured on the back cover. The code on the front sleeve is "FACT 75". The code for the inner sleeve is "New Order Power Corruption And Lies".
    The sleeve is a reproduction of the painting "A Basket of Roses" by French artist Henri Fantin-Latour, found by Saville on a postcard bought at the National Gallery. His then girlfriend Martha Ladly asked him if he was going to use it for the cover and he then realised it was indeed a great idea.

  7. New Order - Temptation

    34 For Sale from $6.81

    This is one of the only sleeves by Saville that makes a direct reference to the lyrics of a song (the words green, blue and grey, used on Temptation). The image was created by blowing paint to conjure the effect of a colourfield painting.
    The work was a cooperation with Brett Wickens.