Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bookshelf: Factory Records


Thames and Hudson has just published Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album by Matthew Robertson and Tony Wilson. As their website blurb says: "Between 1978 and 1992, Factory was one of the most important record labels in Britain. It launched the careers of Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays, to name but a few; it opened the legendary Ha├žienda club and Dry bar; and it introduced to music the concept of high-quality, cutting-edge design. The visual languages developed alongside the music, by designers such as Peter Saville, Central Station Design and 8vo, are still widely recognized and imitated today." Lots of happy musical memories for me, as well as gorgeous design to enjoy all over again. Find out more here.

Website: renourish

A guide to being green for designers (and useful for illustrators and photographers, too), renourish describes itself as offering "definitions, tips, links, information and inspiration to aid in the development of a sustainable and more environmentally conscious graphic design craft." Check it out here.
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