Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 160

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


Festival of the Tenth Summer.
Group of ten screenprint mini-posters. Each 705x507 mm, 24¾x20 inches. 1986. With - an info sheet / map of downtown Manchester and original tube for "The Set," with label designed by Saville.

A complete set of ten posters designed by Peter Saville Associates for the 1986 Factory-organized festival to celebrate the ten year history of punk and Manchester's counter-cultural scene, specifically referencing the Sex Pistols' first performance in Manchester in 1976 a decade earlier. Each poster (also sniped around Manchester in a larger 1524x1016 mm, 60x40 inch format) depicts one of the numbers in the 1-10 sequence and were released in order, counting up to 10 which was the culminating event, a music festival at the Greater Manchester Exhibition Center on July 19, 1986. Each of the 10 numbers corresponded to events, exhibitions, Factory merchandise and concerts happening around the city from July 12-20th, 1986. The ten-night festival was issued the FAC 151 catalog number.