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Come on Pilgrim

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1987 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oliver, Vaughan, born 1957 (designer)
    Larbalestier, Simon (photographer)
    Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph, laminated card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Vaughan Oliver

  • Museum number:

    E.255-1989

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 13

One of a group of 19 record sleeves together with inner sleeves and vinyl, E. 255- E.314-1989, and other graphic material by the design group 23 Envelope, (E.316-335, E.336-349. E.350-352, E.353-356-1989) acquired by the Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings (now Word & Image) to strengthen the holdings of 20th century commercial graphics and for display in 'The Art of Selling Songs: 1690-1990' a display focusing on graphic design in the music business, held in the museum in 1990. 23 Envelope were one of the most admired graphic design companies working in the 1980s. Simon Larbalastier worked with Vaughan Oliver and 23Envelope, which became v23 in 1987 and did photographic work for the The Pixies covers. The Pixies are an alternative rock music band.

Physical description

Cardboard cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Come on Pilgrim' recorded by the group the Pixies. The design features a photographic image of the torso of a particularly hirsute man with elaborate drapes around his thighs.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1987 (made)

Artist/maker

Oliver, Vaughan, born 1957 (designer)
Larbalestier, Simon (photographer)
Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph, laminated card

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in scratchy 'hand-writing' on the front cover with title, band name, tracklisting and production details. The 4AD logo is also given alongside the record catalogue number 'mad 709'.

Lettered in scratchy 'hand-writing' on the back cover with band member names and management details.

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Come on Pilgrim' recorded by the Pixies. The design features a photographic image of the torso of a particularly hirsute man. Designed by Vaughan Oliver. Published by 4AD, Great Britain, 1987.

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Card

Techniques

Colour offset lithography; Laminating

Subjects depicted

Photograph; Man; Hair

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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