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Codex XCIX: «Peter Saville and Factory Records»

25 Jun

FAC 73, Blue Monday, 7 Mar 1983

Codex XCIX writes: «By 1983 Saville became interested in machine-readable alphabets and created a color-coded alphabet which he used on New Order’s next few releases. While the band was working on Blue Monday, Stephan Morris gave him a 5.25″ floppy disc with sequencer data. He thought it was a “beautiful object” and designed a complex, expensive die-cut recreation for the cover. Although the band considered it “rather obvious” it would be one of the seminal cover designs of the 1980s.»

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