Factory Records posters
Between 1978 and 1992, Factory was one of the most important record labels in Britain. It launched the careers of Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, to name but a few; it opened the legendary Hacienda club and Dry bar, both in Manchester; and it introduced to music the concept of high-quality, cutting-edge design. The visual languages that were developed alongside the music, by designers such as Peter Saville, Central Station Design and 8vo, are still widely recognised and imitated today.
- extract from the Foreword to FAC 461 Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album