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Lonely is an Eyesore

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1987 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (record label)
    23 Envelope (design agency)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card

  • Museum number:

    E.310-1989

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 17

Physical description

Card outer cover sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Lonely is an Eyesore' [a compilation of recordings by 4AD artists, summarising the label's mid-eighties productions, including recordings by Dead Can Dance, Throwing Muses, Cocteau Twins and The Wolfgang Press] and it's accompanying booklet.

The sleeve art is an abstract design, suggestive of marked and stained concrete or metal sheeting. The design is repeated on all parts of the compilation set.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1987 (published)

Artist/maker

Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (record label)
23 Envelope (design agency)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on card

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered on front of cover with the album title and the names of numerous bands that were signed with 4AD.

Lettered in black on the back of the sleeve with 'MADE IN ENGLAND', the 23 Envelope logo, the 4AD logo and catalogue number 'CAD D 703'.

'LONELY IS AN EYESORE CAD D 703'
Lettered in white along the spine.

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm, Width: 31.1 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Descriptive line

Outer cover sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Lonely is an Eyesore', a compilation of recordings by 4AD artists, and accompanying booklet. Art design by 23 Envelope. Published by 4AD, Great Britain, 1987.

Materials

Card

Techniques

Colour printing

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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