Sunday, October 5, 2008

Peter Saville in New York

Peter Saville (one of the greatest designers of album covers and other mediums, not to mention a founding partner of Factory Records) was in New York on Friday for a panel discussion and signing at White Columns in the village. He was supporting a book that documented a recent show in Zurich of his design ephemera. I was a huge fan of Saville's work growing up, so it was a real honor meeting him. It turns out that, like most of the people I respect, he was very modest and seemed like a really decent guy. One of the most interesting things I learned about what he's up to now is that he's acting as the city of Manchester's Creative Director. Although, perhaps funny at first, it's actually a very good idea. I wish more cities did something like that. Saville had some insightful words about the job.
Anyway, I had a very good time and also finally got a chance to meet a work-neighbor, (noted artist) Robert Longo. Longo got to know Saville in the 80's and wound up directing New Order's 'Bizarre Love Triangle' video through his Saville connection.

Here's a couple pictures of Saville's new book and a groovy promo card for a flat-pak 'plinth' he designed.

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