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Joy Division / 1977-1980 / Substance

  • Object:

    Record Sleeve

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1988 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saville, Peter, born 1955 (art director)
    Wickens, Brett, born 1961 (designer)
    Key, Trevor (photographer)
    Munster, Jan Van (sculptor)
    Factory Communications (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Brett Wickens (Peter Saville Associates)

  • Museum number:

    E.2305-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TS, shelf 13

Physical description

Inner-sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Substance', a compilation of Joy Division recordings issued by Factory Communications Ltd. The front features a photographic detail of Jan Van Munster's sculpture 'Energie-Piek ijs'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1988 (published)

Artist/maker

Saville, Peter, born 1955 (art director)
Wickens, Brett, born 1961 (designer)
Key, Trevor (photographer)
Munster, Jan Van (sculptor)
Factory Communications (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered at bottom of reverse with credits (artist, designer etc.).

Dimensions

Height: 30.6 cm, Width: 30 cm

Object history note

Jan Van Munster's sculpture 'Energie-Piek ijs' comprises a metal spike which can be chilled to allow the growth of ice crystals and the formation of the 'ice peak'. Peter Saville has commented that the sculpture was selected because for him it paralleled the music of Joy Division.

Descriptive line

Inner-sleeve for the 12" long-playing record 'Substance', a compilation of Joy Division recordings (1977-1980). Design by Brett Wickens, using a photographic detail of a sculpture by Jan Van Munste, art direction was by Peter Saville. Published by Factory Communications Ltd., Great Britain, 1988.

Production Note

E.2309-1990 is a promotional poster featuring the same photograph of Jan Van Munster's sculpture.
E.2307-1990 is a Digital Audio Tape format of this recording and packaging.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Photograph; Sculpture

Categories

Labels & packaging; Music

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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