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Total, Joy Division & New Order (Rhino, 2011). “I realised this was a record that would be sold in supermarkets and advertised on television. So the cover has a ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ aesthetic. As you open it out, it says ‘Total’, but folded up you just see the ‘O’s. It says, ‘From Joy Division to New Order’. I couldn’t bear the words ‘Best of’. It’s a long way from the independent record shop to Tesco, almost 33 years.”

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

New Order & Joy Division "Total" Cd cover. Designed by Howard Wakefield

This assemblage of 12-inch singles and remixes charts New Order's tranformation from gloom rockers to electro-disco pioneers. Club hits like "Blue Monday" and "Bizarre Love Triangle" are full of bass melodies that beat-loving guitar bands are still trying to figure out.

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

New Order - Substance 1987 (Disc One) Substance (also known as Substance is a 1987 compilation album by New Order, consisting of all of the band's sing.

Peter Gabriel  Storm Thorgerson's 'Peter Gabriel' 1977 - this may be my all time favourite album cover.

Peter Gabriel (album 'Car') Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson

True Faith, New Order (Factory, 1987). “This was a first work from real life. In 1986, I happened to have a trauma in my personal life and it made me very attuned to the world around me. Suddenly, I had no filters. I was parking the car one night and a leaf drifted by the window and I thought, ‘That’s so beautiful.’ It was framed by the windscreen, which is probably why I saw it as an image. So we did a leaf.”

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

New Order // True faith Factory Records design by Trevor Key & Peter Saville.

auburn butterfly: Design Inspiration | Vintage Jazz Album Covers

Cover Art: The Bill Berry Quartet - Jazz…and Swinging Percussion

#AndyWarhol designed album covers for many musicians during his career// Album cover art for Thelonious Monk on Blue Note (1954)

"MONK: Thelonious Monk with Sonny Rollins and Frank Foster" album cover design by Reid Miles & Andy Warhol – 1954

Jefferson Airplane, After Bathing At Baxters, Japanese, Deleted, vinyl LP album (LP record), Victor, SHP-5684, 365819

Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art Artwork by Keiichi Tanaami, from the new book Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art, by Norman Hathaway and Dan Nadel. Jefferson Airplane, After.


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