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Lonely is an Eyesore

  • Object:

    Booklet

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)
    Kent (printed)

  • Date:

    1987 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grierson, Nigel (director)
    Parker, Arthur (writer)
    Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)
    23 Envelope (design agency)
    Danger Video (director)
    Zeta (typesetter)
    Gothic Print (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.314-1989

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Colour print booklet to accompany 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.

The booklet features a two page-side introduction to each of the groups featured on the record. Each band's entry has a unique design and page layout and all of them include either photographic images or video stills relating to the band. The cover 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

London (published)
Kent (printed)

Date

1987 (published)

Artist/maker

Grierson, Nigel (director)
Parker, Arthur (writer)
Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)
23 Envelope (design agency)
Danger Video (director)
Zeta (typesetter)
Gothic Print (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print (probably offset lithograph) on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered on front cover with compilation title 'LONELY IS AN EYESORE' and the names of bands and musicians on the 4AD label.

Lettered on the back cover with 'MADE IN ENGLAND', the 4AD logo and the 23 Envelope logo.

The content of the booklet includes a title page, a two page-side introduction to each of the groups and 3 page-sides of discographies. The final page is lettered with credits, the 4AD logo and address and the 23 Envelope logo.

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm closed, Width: 30.7 cm closed, Height: 30.5 cm open, Width: 61.4 cm open

Descriptive line

Colour print booklet accompanying the 12" long-playing record 'Lonely is an Eyesore', a compilation of recordings by 4AD artists, summarising the label's mid-eighties productions. Designed by 23 Envelope, featuring video stills from a video directed by Nigel Grierson of 23 Envelope and another directed by Danger Video. Printed at Gothic Print, Kent. Published by 4AD, Great Britain, 1987.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Film stills; Typography; Graphic design; Musicians

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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