Peter Saville designed the Factory Records logo more than 30 years ago. A perfect pictogram, his graphic rendering of Manchester’s industrial skyline is timeless and, quite literally, iconic.
Here it is on the cover of FAC. DANCE 02, a forthcoming double-length compilation mining the Factory catalog for dance-floor gems by A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, ESG and more (due out September 17 on the excellent Strut Records). For an idea of what’s in store, here’s a sweet ACR tune from the first FAC. DANCE collection:
Meanwhile, I’ve fallen down a Peter Saville rabbit hole and can’t (don’t want to) get up. Here’s a great post by Codex99 on his Factory legacy and a video of Saville by Arkitip.