Factory Records

The Complete Graphic Album

Matthew Robertson

Thames & Hudson, London, 2007, reprint 2018


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 the Happy Mondays, to name but a few; it opened the legendary Haçienda club and Dry bar; and it introduced to music the concept of high-quality, cutting-edge design. The visual languages developed alongside the music, by designers such as Peter Saville, Central Station Design and 8vo, are still widely recognized and imitated today.

This brilliantly rich and varied book documents the label’s entire visual legacy. Following a foreword from Factory’s, Tony Wilson, and an introduction that explores the label’s role in design, every item with one of the famous Factory inventory numbers is illustrated or listed, including album sleeves, singles, special editions, flyers, posters, stationery and architectural projects.

Matthew Robertson is a designer and long-standing collector of Factory material. Tony Wilson is one of the founders of Factory.

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ISBN: 9780500286364

224 pages, 29 x 25 cm, 400 illustrations, 400 in colour, Paperback with flaps