Typography & Design Research 1970- 1980


Peter Saville (born 9 October 1955) is an English art director and graphic designer. He came to prominence for the many record sleeves he designed for Factory Records, which he co-founded in 1978 alongside Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus.

Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures, 1979

(based on an image of radio waves from pulsar CP 1919, from The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy.)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Electricity, 1979

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 1980



David Carson (born September 8, 1955) is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the magazine Ray Gun, in which he employed much of the typographic and layout style for which he is known. In particular, his widely imitated aesthetic defined the so-called “grunge typography” era.



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