The beginning of it all: The poster for Factory 1 designed by Peter Saville.
Poster for the second birthday of The Hacienda, (Factory 51), found here.
This is Peter Saville's iconic design for Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album, which has been adapted to everything imaginable these days, from tee shirts to lunch boxes.
A close up of a detailed 3D model of the design by Peter Saville
Alternate poster in white
Flyer for a New Order show in 1983, Designed by Lawrence Weiner.
Its design is so uniquely dated, reminding me of book covers designed around the same era.
Gorgeous. via Cerysmatic Factory.
Club Flyer for FAC 51, The Hacienda, Factory's second club.
Tenth Anniversary poster for The Hacienda. via Cerysmatic Factory.
Factory 88 cover designed by Jackie Gribbon and The Wake. via Cerysmatic Factory.
First Anniversary Party flyer for the Hacienda, as found in the archives of the Cerysmatic Factory.
A more recent poster by Peter Saville's in 2003
A new take on the original factory flyer at the top, for a 2008 event.
Joy Division poster designed by Peter Saville, 1977-1980
Zeroxed, Bold, Clear & Demanding Attention:
A lot of aspiring clubs or musicians often face the lack of adequate funds or equipment to promote themselves and their gigs. But all the way in the 70's Factory Records not only promoted the hell out of their clubs and artists, but did it using very simple designs on black & white printing. No fancy illustrations, no acid-free paper, and ink with no color. But they made it work and it spread the word. Let this be an inspiration to any artist or musician only armed with a black cartridge and a desktop printer, or even access to a photocopier.
A landmark on the music industry from club flyers to record sleeves:
Here are a few epic album covers and single sleeves from Factory Records.
Poster designed for Factory 156 designed by Peter Saville and Phill Pennington at Peter Saville Associates.
Check out the poster version of the album cover here on Cerysmatic Factory.
This is a very interesting project about relating color to music.
Read more about it here on Cerysmatic Factory.
The Complete Graphic History
So if you liked the art you've seen here I highly recommend this book, "Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album." It's a comprehensive collection of the prints, sleeves, posters, flyers and other designs for the label, definitely on my book list.
One of the biggest collections of the art of Factory Records, especially that of Peter Saville
Discography of Peter Saville's record sleeve designs for New Order, Joy Division, and many more
Legendary designer who created the art for New Order and Joy Division albums
Design studio responsible for much of the album art for Factory Records
A film about the history of Factory Records, following Tony Wilson and his relationship to Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays.