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Unknown Pleasures

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1979 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saville, Peter, born 1955 (designer)
    Joy Division (designer)
    Factory Records (publisher)
    Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd. (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Brett Wickens (Peter Saville Associates)

  • Museum number:

    E.2275-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 10

Physical description

Inner-sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Unknown Pleasures' recorded by the group Joy Division for Factory Records. The sleeve is white with rounded corners. The only feature of the front is a photographic negative image of a hand reaching out through a partially open door. The back of the sleeve is lettered with the tracklisting, timings, credits etc.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1979 (published)

Artist/maker

Saville, Peter, born 1955 (designer)
Joy Division (designer)
Factory Records (publisher)
Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd. (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

The back of the sleeve is lettered with the tracklisting, timings, credits etc.

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 30.9 cm

Descriptive line

Inner-sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Unknown Pleasures' recorded by the group Joy Division. Design by Peter Saville and Joy Division. Published by Factory Records, Great Britain, 1979.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Hand; Door; Negative

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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