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Language Problems

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1982 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saville, Peter, born 1955 (designer)
    Stiff Records (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph (red, green, blue and yellow on black) with spot varnish on thin card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Brett Wickens (Peter Saville Associates)

  • Museum number:

    E.2298-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 12

Physical description

Card cover sleeve for the 12" single record 'Language Problems' recorded by Electric Guitars for Stiff Records. Both sides of the sleeve feature sixteen letters/symbols printed in green, blue, yellow and pink. The ground is black with a spot varnish design of scraps of newspaper articles written in a variety of languages.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1982 (published)

Artist/maker

Saville, Peter, born 1955 (designer)
Stiff Records (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph (red, green, blue and yellow on black) with spot varnish on thin card

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in white with band name, song titles, credits etc.

Dimensions

Height: 30.6 cm, Width: 31 cm

Descriptive line

Cover sleeve for the 12" single record 'Language Problems' recorded by Electric Guitars. Cover design by Peter Saville. Published by Stiff Records, Great Britain, 1982.

Materials

Card

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Letters (signs); Newspapers

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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