New Order Untitled - Peter Saville


SAVILLE (Peter). NEW ORDER: Untitled.
First edition.Large 4to., unpaginated [40pp.], loose leaves in a glossy wrapper, London, Peter Saville Associates, 1989.
Fine copy. Exceptionally rare, no copy in the British Library, The National Art Library, John Moores or World- cat.
Rare ‘tour book’/ one-off magazine/ lookbook made for New Order’s US Technique tour with photographs of the band plus Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton, Martin Hannett etc, all by Donald Christie. 24 numbered plates of Saville’s art- work, captioned with enigmatic texts and accompanied by a # such as “#HowCoolIsColdness” and as such invent- ing ‘hashtagging’ in the process. Still life images such as a blooming peony and a bust of Louis XIV, as well as the iconic ‘Dichromat’ cherub, are interspersed with portraits of the band. The book was never properly distributed, as it was not published in time for the tour because Saville was deliberating over the design. Saville remarked recent- ly that: “Most of them weren’t shipped and remained in a basement in Manchester. Factory was gone within three to four years, so who knows what happened to them. Maybe they were thrown away, maybe someone took them home.” (ShowStudio, interview, 2016).

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