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Lonely is an Eyesore

  • Object:

    Item From Boxed-Set of Recordings

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1987 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Oliver, Vaughan, born 1957 (designer)
    Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)
    Gothic Print (printer)
    Botany Lithographic (printer)
    23 Envelope (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    The majority of objects in this set are offset lithographs

  • Museum number:

    E.363-1989

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 85MP, shelf ABOVE

Physical description

E.357 to 375-1989 form a limited edition boxed-set compilation of recordings by Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, Colourbox, Dif Juz, The Wolfgang Press, Clan of Xymox, The Cocteau Twins and Throwing Muses for 4AD.

The boxed-set comprises: an American Beech case; 12-inch long-playing record sleeve, foldout insert, booklet, inner-sleeve and record; compact cassette case, inlay, booklet and tape; compact disc jewel case, inlay booklet and disc; video library case, inlay, leaflet and tape; two limited-edition prints: ‘Sore to the Touch’ and ‘Flag’.
Each format is lettered with titles and credits.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1987 (issued)

Artist/maker

Oliver, Vaughan, born 1957 (designer)
Beggars Group Media Limited - Beggars Banquet Records (publisher)
Gothic Print (printer)
Botany Lithographic (printer)
23 Envelope (designer)

Materials and Techniques

The majority of objects in this set are offset lithographs

Dimensions

Height: 40.7 cm wooden case housing the collection, Width: 37.6 cm wooden case housing the collection, Depth: 10.3 cm wooden case housing the collection

Object history note

This limited edition boxed-set by graphic designer Vaughan Oliver is a fine example of the care he takes in the production of packaging which is in complete accord with the artistic concerns of the musicians, the record company (4AD Records) and with his own understanding and appreciation of the music.

Descriptive line

Item from 'Lonely is an Eyesore' a limited edition boxed-set of recordings by various artists for the record label 4AD. Cover designs and artwork by 23 Envelope (Vaughan Oliver &c.). 4AD, Great Britain, 1987.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Poyner, Rick. (23) Exhibition/Exposition Vaughan Oliver V(23) Exhibition Catalogue. Espace Graslin, Nantes. 1990.

Production Note

Attributions given are for the boxed-set as a whole.
Designs by 23 Envelope (Vaughan Oliver with Nigel Grierson, Terry Dowling and Jinny McGarrity).

Attribution note: This boxed-set comes from an edition of 100.

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Labels & packaging

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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