Peter Saville grew up in Manchester, Lancashire, and received his early education at St. Ambrose College. In 1965, he attended Manchester Polytechnic to study graphic design and remained there till 1978.
Peter Saville is deemed one of the generation’s most famous British graphic designers and art directors. He gained popularity by designing several record sleeves for Factory Records while serving as art director of the studios.
Unlike most ‘commercial artists’ of the time, and indeed since, Saville was free to create without approval. He made his art in the context of mass production, accessing an audience through pop music, best shown in the series of record sleeves he created for Joy Division and New Order between 1979 and 1993.
Throughout the years, Peter Saville produced brilliant artwork, achieving creative and commercial success.