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Scar

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1989 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oliver, Vaughan, born 1957 (designer)
    Bigg, Christopher, born 1962 (designer)
    23 Envelope (design agency)
    Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (record label)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card

  • Museum number:

    E.1649:1-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 19

Physical description

Card cover sleeve for the 12" long-playing mini-album 'Scar' recorded by the group Lush.

The outer sleeve has an abstract design of undulating vertical lines in pinks, purples and blues. In the top-right corner of the front of the cover there is a photographic image of an oriental lady wearing a yellow dress, above an elongated horizontal image of a human finger. In the same position on the back of the cover there is a passage of white text overlaid onto an abstract background, also above a human finger.

The inside of the cover is red. On one side there is an illustration of a young girl in a frilled dress, with 'elder sister' and two East Asian characters lettered below, all in white. On the other side there is an illustration of a human mouth with a tongue sticking out, with 'tongue' and an East Asian character lettered below, also all in white.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1989 (published)

Artist/maker

Oliver, Vaughan, born 1957 (designer)
Bigg, Christopher, born 1962 (designer)
23 Envelope (design agency)
Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (record label)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card

Marks and inscriptions

Front of cover lettered with band name and title: 'lush Scar'.

Back of cover lettered with: tracklisting, credits, barcode, names of band members, 4AD logo and catalogue number 'JAD 911' and 15 lines of text (presumably song lyrics).

'elder sister' and 'tongue' are lettered below two images inside the cover, on opposite sides.

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for the 12" long-playing mini-album 'Scar' recorded by the group Lush. Sleeve design by Vaughan Oliver and Christopher Bigg at 23 Envelope. Published by 4AD, Great Britain, 1989.

Materials

Card

Techniques

Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Tongue; Woman; Dress; Girl

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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