Peter Saville is a contemporary graphic designer from Great Britain. Peter Saville was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England in the year 1955.
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Saville attended St. Ambrose College and Manchester Polytechnic. Whilst the artist attended Manchester Polytechnic he studied graphic design.
The artist is best known for his large portfolio of album and sleeve covers for records and compact discs. Saville was a co-founder of Factory Records. The artist helped design popular covers for the British rock group Joy Division and many others.
In this clip Peter Saville talks about the influence of the now deceased illustrator and street artist Richard Hambleton. Hambleton was best known for his large “shadowman” murals:
Saville has been very successful in the field of commercial art. Some world renown clients include the luxury brand Stella McCartney and the footwear company Adidas.
Peter Saville’s style is a wonderful mix of organic shapes and bold color. His work has a great fluidity and feeling of movement. Another artist with a similar style is Shirley Kaneda.