Another classic work from Peter Saville Associates (with Trevor Key for the photography), for New Order on the famous Factory Records label.
Released in 1987, this is, according to Peter Saville himself, the first sleeve inspired by an event of his personal life : an aesthetic moment when a leaf has fallen on his windshield while driving at night.
It was also the first in the famous serie of dichromat works done by Saville & Key (using a photographic process to colour a black & white picture).
As always with Peter Saville & Factory Records, this is a great example of design continuity, this leaf & colors theme being transposed for the remix 12 inch with a nice evocation of the alternative variants that remixes are.
It was also a period when Peter Saville focused heavily on using Bodoni as the main typography for New Order, and making extensive use of white space.
A final note : these are the scans of my personal copies. First, it is difficult to capture the subtlety of the colors on screen, especially for the remix cover. You need to get your copy of the records to enjoy the full art of them.
Second note : as personal copies, these are French pressing (distributed by Virgin France SA). So it features small additions like Printer logo, or mentions of the distributors. I must says that they tried not to spoil too much the design...
Sadly, you can't buy these records anymore, but the tracks are available digitaly in some of the numerous New Order compilations, like Subtance, Best Remixes or Singles)...