Peter Saville has designed innumerable record covers balancing artistic licence with commercial success. He was responsible for the visual identity of bands such as Joy Division, New Order, OMD, Ultravox, Wham, George Michael and Suede. He has also worked on projects for Roxy Music, Paul McCartney and Peter Gabriel. Saville was house designer for the Whitechapel Gallery, and has also worked for the Pompidou Centre, as well as numerous fashion companies.
Saville is the kind of designer that legends are built around. For the past two decades he has been making work that excites us in unique and surprising ways. Most know him through his designs for the record industry, but his new projects extend his wit and style far beyond that arena.
His first book, Designed by Peter Saville was published in 2003 and coincided with a major retrospective of his work at the Design Museum in London. In March 2004 he was appointed creative director to the city of Manchester.