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Very Metal Noise Pollution

  • Object:

    Vinyl Record

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1989 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Designers Republic (Designer)
    Pop Will Eat Itself (Musicians)
    RCA Records (issuer)
    BMG Records (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    polyvinyl chloride with colour offset lithograph paper labels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Designers Republic

  • Museum number:

    E.729-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 1

Physical description

Vinyl picture disc of 'Very Metal Noise Pollution' recorded by the group Pop Will Eat Itself, with plastic sleeve (E.728-1988).

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

1989 (issued)

Artist/maker

Designers Republic (Designer)
Pop Will Eat Itself (Musicians)
RCA Records (issuer)
BMG Records (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

polyvinyl chloride with colour offset lithograph paper labels

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.3 in

Descriptive line

Vinyl picture disc of 'Very Metal Noise Pollution' recorded by the group Pop Will Eat Itself. Designed by the Designers Republic. Issued by RCA Records/BMG Records, Great Britain, 1989.

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

Edge, Kevin. The Art of Selling Songs : Graphics for the Music Business, 1690-1990. London : Futures Publications, 1991.

Labels and date

FOUR RECORD SLEEVES
Designed by Ian Anderson (British, b.1961) and Nick Phillips (British b.1962) of the firm The Designers Republic, Sheffield
1 & 2 Front and back of the two of the four available colour schemes employed in packaging the 12 inch, 45 rpm single "Kiss" recorded by the industrial Hip-Hop band Age of Chance. Released by the independent Sheffield label, Fon Records, 1986.
3 Front of the sleeve packaging DJ Chakk's Jack-Knife remix of Age of Chance's recording of "Kiss", 1986.
These three sleeve designs sport Fon's prominent black and white chevron, stripe and chequer flashes, imparting an unmistakable label identity to each release.
4 Front of transparent sleeve and picture disc of the extended play recording "Very Metal Noise Pollution", 7 inch, released by the Rock and Rap band PWEI (Pop Will Eat Itself), RCA, 1989.

Given by The Designer's Republic
E.723-1990, E.724-1990, E.726-727-1990, E.728-729-1990

For over two decades record sleeves have been a focus of attention for up-and-coming graphic designers responding to the commercial imperatives of the music business. They are a design form which, due to the youthful market to which they must appeal, calls for a bold and innovative approach.
The V&A is currently acquiring examples of typical, innovative and outstanding sleeves from across the whole of the twentieth century in order to build-up a reference collection which will provide a context for work displayed here. []

Materials

Polyvinyl chloride; Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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