19 January 2013
Deciphered: Peter Saville upon paper 
There is an interview with Peter Saville by Paul Hetherington at uponpaper.com. This is an extensive discourse on the colour code design that Saville developed for Blue Monday, Power Corruption and Lies, Confusion and From The Hip.

The online publication accompanies the "colour" issue of UPON PAPER magazine; a collectable XXL-format visual arts magazine. Saville has created new works using the colour code in the magazine. Inside the magazine there is no text, which is keeping with the enigmatic style of th.

Watch out at the Upon Paper Facebook page for some giveaway signed copies nearer to the 30th anniversary of the release of Blue Monday.

More on Peter Saville's colour code at factoryrecords.org.

Peter Saville Colour Code

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

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