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Wise Up! Sucker

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Designers Republic (designers)
    Pop Will Eat Itself (band)
    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.794-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 6

Physical description

Cardboard cover sleeve for the 12" vinyl record single 'Wise Up! Sucker' recorded by the group Pop Will Eat Itself. A fold-out design to store two vinyl records. The cover design features a large, red five-pointed star, on a pink ground. The star motif is repeated twice on the inside of the cover, on a dark-blue and light-blue ground, and on the reverse of the sleeve, on a purple ground. The reverse also details tracklisting, credits etc. lettered in white on a black band across the top.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1989 (made)

Artist/maker

Designers Republic (designers)
Pop Will Eat Itself (band)
BMG Records (issuer)
RCA Records (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph print on cardboard

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.

Materials

Cardboard

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Star

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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