Tony Wilson’s Gravestone Designed by Peter Saville

Tony Wilson’s Gravestone Designed by Peter Saville
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Over three years after the death of the Factory Records founder, his headstone was finally delivered by his longtime collaborator.

John Ryan
  • 17 november 2010

Over three years after the death of Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, his headstone was finally delivered by his longtime collaborator, designer Peter Saville (along with Ben Kelly, Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson.) Saville legendarily misses deadlines (check his personal website for example) but his designs are timeless and influential. The finished results here look like a cross between Kubrick’s monolith and a business card, fitting for a man like Wilson so committed to the cross between art and commerce. We leave you with these words of advice taken from the 1984 BBC documentary “New Order Play at Home,” in which keyboardist Gillian Gilbert interviews Wilson in a bathtub:

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