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Peter Saville is a graphic designer known predominantly for his edgy work for the music and fashion industries. Saville’s career began in the late 1970s in Manchester, England, at the nascent Factory Records, an independent label that went on to establish rock bands like Joy Division and New Order. Over the decades, his influences have ranged from mid-century modernist painting and classical art to stock imagery and his own old designs. Saville based the album cover for New Order’s Technique (1989) on the work of postwar artist Yves Klein. Although Saville’s designs help sell music and clothes, he is a harsh critic of consumerism and brand obsession. He has been the creative director of his native city of Manchester since 2004.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
PAUL STOLPER + ICA EditionsPaul Stolper Gallery
2016
Summer ExhibitionPaul Stolper Gallery
2014
Paul Stolper at Abu Dhabi Art 2014Paul Stolper Gallery
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Flat Pack Plinth, 2013

White-centred display board. Signed and numbered by the artist.
37 4/5 × 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
96 × 35 × 35 cm
Edition of 150
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£145
Location
London
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Peter Saville is a graphic designer known predominantly for his edgy work for the music and fashion industries. Saville’s career began in the late 1970s in Manchester, England, at the nascent Factory Records, an independent label that went on to establish rock bands like Joy Division and New Order. Over the decades, his influences have ranged from mid-century modernist painting and classical art to stock imagery and his own old designs. Saville based the album cover for New Order’s Technique (1989) on the work of postwar artist Yves Klein. Although Saville’s designs help sell music and clothes, he is a harsh critic of consumerism and brand obsession. He has been the creative director of his native city of Manchester since 2004.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Peter Saville
Other works from Paul Stolper Gallery
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