Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division (Factory, 1979): "This was the first and only time that the band gave me something that they’d like for a cover."

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Total, Joy Division & New Order (Rhino, 2011). “I realised this was a record that would be sold in supermarkets and advertised on television. So the cover has a ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’ aesthetic. As you open it out, it says ‘Total’, but folded up you just see the ‘O’s. It says, ‘From Joy Division to New Order’. I couldn’t bear the words ‘Best of’. It’s a long way from the independent record shop to Tesco, almost 33 years.”

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Peter Saville's visual alphabet for New Order's 'Power, Corruption and Lies' album (1983). I'm appropriating it for my own website - hopefully!

Peter Saville & New Order’s Colour Code

Lacoste Holiday Collector Nº8 by Peter Saville 17 oct / Capsule, Collection / by Adriano B.

To celebrate its birthday, LACOSTE has given Peter Saville free rein to play with its iconic polo shirt for the brand’s “Holiday Collector series“. The British art director began by working in music.

Factory Records: Peter Saville

12 iconic record label designs

Technique, New Order (Factory, 1989). I’d moved on from being interested in 80s consumer products and had begun going to Pimlico Road to look at antique shops. Which was where I saw the cherub statue we used on Technique. It was a garden ornament and we rented it for the shoot. It’s a very bacchanalian image, which fitted the moment just before the last financial crash and the new drug-fuelled hedonism involved in the music scene."

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

New Order - Movement

New Order: Movement Album Cover Parodies. A list of all the groups that have released album covers that look like the New Order Movement album.

SUPREME 05SS Peter Saville Joy Division Tee T Size(L)(-) [stay246_g6gu071] - $39.99 : Vans Shop, Vans Shop in California

SUPREME 05SS Peter Saville Joy Division Tee T Size(L)(-) [stay246_g6gu071] - $39.99 : Vans Shop, Vans Shop in California

Credit: Factory Records True FaithNew Order (Factory, 1987)“This was a first work from real life. In 1986, I happened to have a trauma in my personal life and it made me very attuned to the world around me. Suddenly, I had no filters. I was parking the car one night and a leaf drifted by the window and I thought, ‘That’s so beautiful.’ It was framed by the windscreen, which is probably why I saw it as an image. So we did a leaf. I went to Windsor Great Park wi…

Peter Saville on his classic Joy Division and New Order artwork

Album cover by the English graphic designer Peter Saville. True Faith, New Order (Factory, "There was no digital manipulation at this point. I still have the leaf although I keep thinking that one day it will fall apart.

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