Conversation with Peter Saville and Tony Cokes I Tremulations Closing Celebration
EVENT: Conversation with Peter Saville and Tony Cokes I Tremulations Closing Celebration
DATE: 23rd June 2023
TIME: Friday 23rd June - 6pm-9pm (conversation 6pm-7pm)
VENUE: Swedenborg Hall
ARTIST/S: Peter Saville, Tony Cokes, Mark Leckey, Hilma af Klint, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
CURATOR/S: Daniel Birnbaum & Jacqui Davies
SPEAKER/S: Peter Saville, Tony Cokes, Daniel Birnbaum & Jacqui Davies
Peter Saville’s sleeve designs for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (1979) and New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies (1983). Sourced from petersaville.info; © the artist and Factory Records.
Peter Saville is responsible for some of the most recognizable album sleeves in the history of British music, especially through his involvement with Factory Records. Saville designed the cover art for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980); numerous records by OMD, including their self-titled debut Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (1980); many releases by New Order, including Movement (1981), Blue Monday (1983) and Power, Corruption & Lies (1983); Roxy Music’s Flesh + Blood (1980) and Avalon (1982); Suede’s Coming Up (1996), and Pulp’s This Is Hardcore (1998). Saville’s work, however, extends beyond his musical legacy: in 2004 he was Creative Director for the city of Manchester, and he has designed everything from tapestries to a Metrolink rebrand.