Friday, 18 November 2011
If you're in London and you have some spare time to see a small exhibition, I'd recommend you one at the Movie & Poster Art Gallery, 5mn walk from Goodge street tube station (1 Colville Place, W1).
It's open until early December and it features plenty of original artworks (framed posters & album covers) from the Manchester creative scene of the post-punk era.
You will see some great artworks designed by the very inspiring Peter Saville, who designed many many records sleeves for Factory Records. It includes bands like Joy Division, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Morissey and so on...
You can also buy the prints. Here are few posters I would loooove to get (but unfortunately some of them are already sold out and a bit pricey):
Original Factory promo poster for Joy Division - Art Direction Peter Saville, Photography Trevor Key, Typography Brett Wickens.
Amazing work on the colours/typography and photography.
NEW ORDER - FINE TIME, 1988
Original Factory poster, 20"x30" - Design by PSA.
Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.
THE STONE ROSES - FOOLS GOLD, 1989
Original Silvertone promo poster, 23"x16.5" - Artwork by John Squire (best known as the guitarist of the Stones Roses, great painter heavily influenced by the action painting technique of Jackson Pollock).
FACTD 50 NEW ORDER - MOVEMENT
Original CD cover proofs, 8"x13" each - Design by Peter Saville and Grafica Industria.
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