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Sunburst and Snowblind

  • Object:

    Record

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (published)

  • Date:

    1983 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grierson, Nigel (photographer)
    The Cocteau Twins (band)
    23 Envelope (design agency)
    Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Vinyl record with printed paper labels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Vaughan Oliver of 23 Envelope

  • Museum number:

    E.265-1989

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 14

This is from 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. The record publishers 4AD employed them almost exclusively throughout the 1980s. The Cocteau Twins(1981-1997), formed in Grangemouth, Scotland, have been described as a post-punk indie band and are an alternative rock music band.

Physical description

12" vinyl record 'Sunburst and Snowblind' recorded by the Cocteau Twins for 4AD. The label for side 1 features an abstract greyscale photograph and the 4AD logo. The label for side 2 is white and lettered in black with the 4AD logo, band name, title, tracklisting, production information and catalogue number 'BAD 314'.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (published)

Date

1983 (published)

Artist/maker

Grierson, Nigel (photographer)
The Cocteau Twins (band)
23 Envelope (design agency)
Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Vinyl record with printed paper labels

Marks and inscriptions

The label for side 1 the 4AD logo.

The label for side 2 is white and lettered in black with the 4AD logo, band name, title, tracklisting, production information and catalogue number 'BAD 314'.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 cm record, Diameter: 10 cm label

Descriptive line

12" vinyl record 'Sunburst and Snowblind' recorded by the Cocteau Twins. Label design by 23 Envelope. Published by 4AD, Great Britain, 1983.

Materials

Paper

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Labels & packaging; Music

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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