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Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album

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Editor: Matthew Robertson
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication: 2006, First Edition
Binding: Softcover, section sewn
Pages: 223
Size: 250 x 290
Text: English

(Foreword) 'Between 1978 and 1992, Factory was one of the most important record labels in Britain. It launched the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, to name but a few; it opened the legendary Hacienda club and Dry bar, both in Manchester; and it introduced to music the concept of high-quality, cutting-edge design. The visual languages that were developed alongside the music, by designers such as Peter Saville, Central Station Design and 8vo, are still widely recognized and imitated today.

This brilliantly rich and varied book documents the label's entire visual legacy. After a foreword from the man most closely associated with Factory, Tony Wilson, and an introduction that explores the label's role in bringing design into the mainstream, the book is organized as a more or less chronological catalogue. Every item with one of the famous Factory inventory numbers is illustrated or listed, including album sleeves, singles, special editions, flyers, posters, stationery and architectural projects.

Whether you are interested in design, or simply nostalgic about some of the greatest bands of the past thirty years, this book amply conveys the energy, creativity and enthusiasm of one of the most dynamic (and chaotic) record labels ever.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover. Please contact me for further information on condition.

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