Jarvis Cocker interviews Peter Saville on how Joy Division and New Order influenced modern art



The Factory Records designer revisits his most iconic record sleeves.

Last Sunday, Jarvis Cocker invited graphic designer Peter Saville to his Sunday Service show on BBC 6 Music to talk about the Factory Records aesthetic and its influence on contemporary art.

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Charting Saville’s most important record sleeve designs for Joy Division and New Order (from Unknown Pleasures to New Republic and beyond), the pair discussed how Factory’s bold visual style came to influence a new generation of Young British Artists who’d grown up with record sleeves as their primary visual inspirations.

The show was broadcast live from the Manchester International Festival, where new exhibition True Faith explores the design history of the city’s two most important bands.

Listen back to the show in full here.

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