The Take Cover Project - Peter Saville

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Creative director of Manchester and the design genius behind Factory Records and the Haçienda
What inspired this cover?
It’s called “The Glitter’s Gone With The Money”. In 1991, as Esquire launched in the UK, I was looking for neo-Pop imagery for a Yohji Yamamoto menswear campaign. The fluorescent renderings of Las Vegas neon made perfect material. The resulting campaign, “Game Over”, juxtaposed this imagery with found phrases designed to question our relationship to consumerism. Ironically, 20 years later, we are asking the same question again.
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Manchester's creative director and the design brain behind Factory Records and the Haçienda explains what inspired his cover design.

"It’s called 'The Glitter’s Gone With The Money'. In 1991, as Esquire launched in the UK, I was looking for neo-Pop imagery for a Yohji Yamamoto menswear campaign. The fluorescent renderings of Las Vegas neon made perfect material. The resulting campaign, 'Game Over', juxtaposed this imagery with found phrases designed to question our relationship to consumerism. Ironically, 20 years later, we are asking the same question again."

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