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Wim Crouwel fans rejoice!
The Het Geheugen van Nederland (The Memory of the Netherlands) is a dutch website that contains an extensive collection of illustrations, photographs, texts, film and audio fragments, all of Dutch making. They have an impressive archive of work by Wim Crouwel. Over 500 original designs by Wim and his partners at Total Design lay in wait for your perusing pleasure. Enjoy!
I just found this, like, two minutes ago on Flickr, and felt a bit of deja vu, because I designed an ad very similar last semester in my Layout 2 class. I think if nothing else, this proves that my style is so deeply embedded in the 1960s, and I know enough about it (just by independent research) to be able to take influence from an ad... Without ever having seen it before.
Bizarrely, I found this blog entry (from more than 2 years ago) through google images. Not, mind you, by looking for Peter Saville designs, or New Order sleeves, but for "Bauhaus." What's weirder is that I just bought this 12" single... Last night at 10 PM.
It compelled me to read the blog and a few of his others, and now I'm really looking forward to getting home and watching this video. If I could listen to ANYONE talk about Bauhaus, it would be Peter Saville. Good blog.
Happy Unofficial Peter Saville week friends!
A PIECE OF MONOLOGUE
While I'm on the subject of Peter Saville and his work with musicians, I present the cover for New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies. Before I'd even heard the album, I imagined it to be very melodic and rich. It sort of is, blended with warm synths and stark mechanic beats. I wouldn't say it's my favorite album of theirs, but for some reason (and I can't figure out why), I am simply enamored with the album art. I have a strong urge to look at this every morning when I wake up.
The sudden urge to gush about this cover was spurred by the Royal Mail's Album Cover Stamp Set, which features this album cover... It's a really strange selection. I would've chosen Aladdin Sane over Ziggy Stardust in terms of iconic imagery... Not only that, but I think Unknown Pleasures is far more representative of Saville's iconic career than the aforementioned Power, Corruption & Lies, despite both being great covers.