dashwood_one:
Factory's designer, Peter Saville often used industrial iconography for Factory posters, slightly tweaked to create something startling and new. This one is a classic. The movie '24 Hour Party People' tells the rather fictionalised story of Factory Records. If you watch it, bear in mind that in it, some of the mundane is fiction - and the really weird shit -  well, that actually happened.
dashwood_one:
Sadly, though, no business acumen whatsoever. Nine different sleeves for a record that will only sell a few hundred copies? No problem. New Order's classic 'Blue Monday'. It came in a sleeve with three holes punched in it. Looks great, certainly, but the band lost five pence on every one, as it was so expensive to make. The record sold millions, and therefore, the more they sold, the more money the band lost. You can't make stuff like that up. Of course, they are one of my favourite record labels. This book is astonishingly beautiful - and slightly sad, too.