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Wise Up! Sucker

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Designers Republic (designers)
    Wolstenholme, Phil (artist)
    BMG Records (issuer)
    RCA Records (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph print on cardboard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Designers Republic

  • Museum number:

    E.778-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 5

Physical description

Cardboard cover sleeve for the 12" vinyl record single 'Wise Up! Sucker' recorded by the group Pop Will Eat Itself. Cover design brightly coloured, featuring images of planets (Earth and the Sun?), in the centre, a 'robot rocket' created from the letters PWEI; The reverse is a design of vertical stripes, with tracklisting, credits etc.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1989 (made)

Artist/maker

Designers Republic (designers)
Wolstenholme, Phil (artist)
BMG Records (issuer)
RCA Records (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph print on cardboard

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with titles, credits and 'Brilliant Sleeve Design & Artwork Made In The Designers Republic (A Telescope on Life) Computer Sun by Phil Wolstenholme/DR'.

Dimensions

Height: 12 in approx, Width: 12 in approx

Descriptive line

Cardboard cover sleeve for the 12" vinyl record single 'Wise Up! Sucker' recorded by the group Pop Will Eat Itself. Designed by the Designers Republic. Issued by BMG Records (UK) Ltd./RCA Records, Great Britain, 1989.

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

Poyner, R. and Booth-Cliborn, Edward. Typography Now The Next Wave. Internos Books. London. 1991. p.175

Production Note

Lettered on reverse of sleeve: Brilliant Sleeve Design & Artwork / Made in The Designers Republic / (A Telescope on Life) / Computer Sun / Phil Wolstenholme/DR.

Materials

Cardboard

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Sun; Planet earth; Planets; Star; Robot

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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