Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000


The Factory. Offset lithograph poster. 1001x746 mm, 39¾x29⅜ inches. 1978.

This was the first printed material featuring the striking "Use Hearing Protection" graphic and the yellow/black palette that was common on many Factory designs (FAC1). Intended to advertise the very first Factory-hosted nights at Russel Club in May and June 1978, they were printed too late. The posters went unused and undistributed and are, as a result, rare.

Saville is a graphic designer who rose to prominence and made his mark in the early days of the Manchester pop music scene, designing many covers for Joy Division and New Order and taking on much of the graphic identity of Factory Records.

From a run of 300.