MANCHESTER



CLASSIC ORIGINAL ROCK AND POP POSTERS

(All vintage, all original. No reprints, no copies).

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thumbnail link to original 1987 6th June Finsbury Park Factory Records Supertent gig poster.

NEW ORDER, HAPPY MONDAYS, A CERTAIN RATIO, RAILWAY CHILDREN - FINSBURY PARK, 1987

Original concert poster, 39.5"x26".

Scarce poster for the 6th June Finsbury Park Factory Records Supertent gig, with an early (4th billed) appearance by Happy Mondays, whose first album had been released in April. DJs MP² were Mike Pickering and Martin Prendergast of The Hacienda.

Designer unknown but v.similar to 8vo's work for the label.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Hacienda  poster Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Fac 51: THE HAÇIENDA - ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK, 1983

Original Hacienda concert poster 30"x40".

After the great commercial success of 'Architecture & Morality', 1983 had seen the release of the more experimental 'Dazzle Ships' which met with a confused reception, only to be acclaimed in recent years as an influential classic (cited by, amongst others, St Etienne, Mark Ronson, Radiohead). Their Haçienda appearance was a return to the beginning for OMD, as their first single FAC 6 'Electricity' was released on Factory Records in 1979.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Factory Records poster New Order True Faith.

FAC 183: NEW ORDER - TRUE FAITH, 1987

Original Factory Records promo poster, 30"x20".
Sleeve design by Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key.
Signed by Peter Saville.

New Order's international breakthrough release. This famous design was the first use of Saville and Key's dichromat process.

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thumbnail link to original 1990 The Fall at the Hacienda concert poster

THE FALL - FAC 51 THE HAÇIENDA, 1990

Original Factory concert poster, 30"x40".

Original concert poster for the tour supporting the release of 'Extricate' on March 20th.

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thumbnail link to three part original New Order Substance US in-store display

NEW ORDER - SUBSTANCE, 1987

Original complete three part U.S. Qwest in-store card display, 3 x 12"x12".
Design and Dichromat by Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key.

Original tri-part in-store display. The seemingly abstract red image is in fact a branch of coral: this 'Dichromat' technique was created in Saville and Key's search for a new type of image. Saville: "The process was like silk-screening but using a colour enlarger and putting light through it instead of ink..We did not know exactly what we were doing and didn't know what was going to happen. It all felt very Warhol."

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thumbnail link to original Happy Mondays Pills and Thrills sleeve proof.

HAPPY MONDAYS - PILLS 'N THRILLS AND BELLYACHES, 1990

Original sleeve proof, 20 1/2" x 21 3/4".
Design by Central Station Design.

Original proof sheet with the original cover design - before the censoring of the visible confectionary brand details - and the inner sleeve artwork.

£250.00.


thumbnail link to original Joy Division 1987 Factory promo poster Substance.

JOY DIVISION - SUBSTANCE, 1987

Original Factory promo poster, 16.5"x23.5".
Art Direction Peter Saville, Photography Trevor Key, Typography Brett Wickens.

The image is a detail from a 1981 work by Dutch sculptor Jan Van Munster - 'Energie-Piek ijs'. Note the typefaces, reflecting what Peter Saville saw as the group's contrasting classical and modernist aspects.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Hacienda first birthday party poster.

FAC 51 THE HAÇIENDA - FIRST BIRTHDAY POSTER, 1983

Original Factory poster, 30"x40".
Design by Peter Saville Associates.

The Haçienda's first birthday party, 20-21 May 1983.

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thumbnail link to original 1989 UK Stone Roses first album poster, Waterfall flag detail version .

THE STONE ROSES - THE STONE ROSES, 1989

Original Silvertone promo poster, 23"x16.5".
Artwork by John Squire.

This poster uses a detail from John Squire's 1988 painting 'Waterfall', as also used on the eponymous single and the album's inner sleeve.

This poster is scarce, especially in this good condition.

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thumbnail link to original 1989 UK Stone Roses first album poster, Fools Gold, double dolphins version.

THE STONE ROSES - FOOLS GOLD, 1989

Original Silvertone promo poster, 23"x16.5".
Artwork by John Squire.

This poster is the first version showing both dolphins; see bottom of the page for the second emended version.

This original poster is scarce, especially in this good condition. Beware repros of Stone Roses posters.

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thumbnail link to original 1992 Happy Mondays Stinkin Thinkin large format poster.

HAPPY MONDAYS - STINKIN THINKIN, 1992

Original Factory Records poster, 60"x40".
Design by Central Station Design

Central Station Design (Matt and Pat Carroll, Karen Jackson) radically overturned Factory's graphic look as Madchester took off. Stinkin Thinkin was the lead single off the album the famous excesses around which were shortly to bring the label crashing down. Scarce large format poster.

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thumbnail link to original poster BLACK GRAPE - IT'S GREAT WHEN YOU'RE STRAIGHT... YEAH, 1995.

BLACK GRAPE - IT'S GREAT WHEN YOU'RE STRAIGHT... YEAH, 1995

Original Radioactive Records poster, 20"x30".
Design by Central Station Design

Central Station, who had shifted Factory's visual style away from the classicism of the Saville era into a candy-coloured Pop Art sensibilty, continued their work for Happy Mondays into this design's electrified image of Carlos the Jackal.

£385.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original Qwest 60

NEW ORDER - TECHNIQUE, 1989

Original Qwest poster, 60"x40".
Design by PSA. Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

Spectacular large scale poster, a scarce size on this album. The band's discovery of New York's burgeoning dance music scene lead them to sign (as Factory's unique set up allowed them to do) with Quincy Jones's Qwest label for their US releases.

£950.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original Factory Record Pills'n'Thrill and Bellyaches poster.

HAPPY MONDAYS, PILLS'N'THRILLS AND BELLYACHES 1990

Original Factory poster, 20"x30".
Design by Central Station Design.

In true Factory style, the company paid for Central Station Design to visit Los Angeles to collect the American candy material that was combined with British sweet wrappers to reflect the album's creation in America and the UK. Central Station's work was a big shift away from Peter Saville's style, reflecting the new era of rave and 'Madchester'.

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thumbnail link to original Factory Records 1986 cd proof New Order Movement.

FACTD 50 NEW ORDER - MOVEMENT

Original CD cover proofs, 8"x13" each.
Design by Peter Saville and Grafica Industria.

Two rare card stock proofs for the front and back covers of Movement's original cd release in 1986.

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thumbnail link to original Qwest card display poster New Order Technique.

NEW ORDER - TECHNIQUE, 1989

Original US Qwest records poster, card stock, 12.5"x12.5".
Design by PSA.
Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

New Order signed with Quincy Jones's Qwest label for their US releases in 1985. The Qwest poster material for Technique easily matched the standard of the UK designs.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths Strangeways Here We Come Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME, 1987

Original sleeve proof, 13 3/4" x 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof has the finished version of the front cover loosely pasted over an earlier version in the same blue-grey as the back cover. It was hand-folded in half to replicate the sleeve and has hand written correction notes by either Jo Slee or Caryn Gough. Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths Strangeways Here We Come Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - RANK, 1988

Original sleeve proof, 14 1/2" x 24 3/4".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.
Photograph by Pauline Burbidge.

Wonderful 'double' proof of the inner photo of Morrissey and Marr on stage at the Jobs For A Change Festival in June 1984. This proof is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate:12). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths The Queen is Dead Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - THE QUEEN IS DEAD, 1986

Original sleeve proof, 13 3/4" x 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.
Photograph by Stephen Wright.

Stephen Wright's famous photograph of the band outside the Salford Lad's Club was entered into the National Portrait Gallery collection in 2005. This proof (with differences from the final version) is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: 10/12). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths What Difference Does It Make Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE, 1984

Original sleeve proof, 14 1/2" x 24 1/4".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is believed to be one of only a tiny number to have survived (likely very low single figures). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths Girlfriend In A Coma Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA, 1986

Original unreleased 12" sleeve proof, 14"x25 1/2".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

The cover star is playwright Shelagh Delaney.

This early version paper stock proof, which features different colours to the final sleeve, is one of only a small number to have survived.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths The World Won't Listen Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN, 1981

Original inner sleeves proof, 17 3/4" x 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

Photography taken from Jurgen Vollmer's book 'Rock and Roll Times.' (See Rough Trade poster below).

This proof - for the double lp's inner sleeves - is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate:12). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN, 1986

Original 12" sleeve proof, 13 3/4" x 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: less than 5). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths Sheila Takes A Bow Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - SHEILA TAKES A BOW, 1987

Original 12" sleeve proof, 13 3/4" x 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: 5). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original The Smiths Sheila Takes A Bow Rough Trade Records sleeve proof.

THE SMITHS - SHAKESPEARE'S SISTER, 1985

Original 7" sleeve proof, 15 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is believed to be one of only a tiny number to have survived (estimate: 3). Thick paper stock.
Morrissey greatly admired Coronation Street star Pat Phoenix. She in turn gave Morrissey the personal photograph employed on the sleeve (and poster).

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thumbnail link to original Joy Division Edinburgh Astoria concert poster May 1980.

JOY DIVISION, EDINBURGH ASTORIA, 8 MAY 1980

Original poster for the cancelled concert, 23"x16.5".

Ian Curtis's last performance with Joy Division was at Birmingham University on 2nd May. Ill health had curtailed a number of gigs in the run up to the forthcoming American tour.

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thumbnail link to original Joy Division Edinburgh Astoria concert poster May 1980.

Fac 51: THE HAÇIENDA - OFFICIAL COMPANY STAMP EMBOSSER.

L. 9.5", w. 3".

This large-size embosser was used at the Hacienda to stamp items with the logo FAC51 THE HAÇIENDA. The raised print stamp measures 3.5x1.5cms with a bounding box.

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thumbnail link to original Hacienda Gay Traitor bar sign.

Fac 51: THE HAÇIENDA - ORIGINAL 'GAY TRAITOR' BAR SIGN, 1982.

24"x 8 3/4".

The extraordinarily named Gay Traitor was the Hacienda's basement cocktail bar, and referred to Anthony Blunt (pictured at top) whose role in the Cambridge 5 spy ring had been publically exposed three years prior. The two photos below are of fellow Soviet spies Kim Philby and Guy Burgess ('Hicks'), both with bars in the club named after them.

The poster follows the club's famous yellow and black hazard stripes motif.

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thumbnail link to original Joy Division Factory Records poster Atmosphere.

Fac 213: JOY DIVISION - ATMOSPHERE, 1988

Original Factory poster, 20"x30".

The single was re-released in 1988 to partner the release of the compilation album 'Substance' (see above). The design and the poster partners 'Substance' (see above).

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thumbnail link to original New Order Factory Records poster Movement.

Fact 50: NEW ORDER - MOVEMENT, 1981

Original Factory poster, 20"x30".
Design by Peter Saville and Grafica Industria.

An adaption of a cover by Futurist designer Fortunato Depero, whose work Saville also used for the band's second single 'Procession'. Saville's request to credit the original artist was declined, so he added the Grafica Industria credit as a nod to the Italian Futurists.

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thumbnail link to original Joy Division Factory Records poster Unknown Pleasures.

Fact 10+4: JOY DIVISION - UNKNOWN PLEASURES, 1979

Original Factory promo poster, 16.5"x23.5".
Design by Joy Division and Peter Saville.

Two versions of this poster were produced - one black on silver, the other silver on black. Both are rare. The wave image, sourced from the 'Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy', depicts the pulses from the first pulsar star discovered (1967).

NB. This is the only known official Factory UK poster format for this seminal release.

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Fact 55: A CERTAIN RATIO - SEXTET, 1982

2 x original sleeve/inner proofs, each 25"x17.5".
Sleeve concept ACR. Design Ben Kelly.
Artwork detail from a painting by Denis Ryan.

Two rare proofs (mouse over image for inner sleeve proof) for the 'Sextet' album. Ben Kelly was the designer of the Hacienda. His brief from Factory for the design of the club was simple: "big bar, small bar, food, stage, dance-floor, balcony, and a cocktail bar in the basement"

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Hacienda  poster Robert Palmer.

Fac 51: THE HAÇIENDA - ROBERT PALMER, 1983

Original Hacienda concert poster 30"x40".

Robert Palmer played the Hacienda as part of the Pride album tour.

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thumbnail link to original 1989 original Factory Records poster New Order Technique.

Fact 275: NEW ORDER - TECHNIQUE, 1989

Original Factory poster, 20"x30".
Design by PSA. Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

The imagery for Technique and the single Round & Round were intense experiments in colour, with a distinct influence from Yves Klein and Andy Warhol's later period. Influenced by Acid House and the sounds of Ibiza (where it was partly recorded) the album went straight to the top of the UK charts.

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thumbnail link to original 1989 original Factory Records poster New Order Technique yellow version.

Fact 275: NEW ORDER - TECHNIQUE, 1989

Original Factory poster, 20"x30".
Design by PSA. Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

The somewhat scarcer yellow variation.

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thumbnail link to original 1981 original Factory Australia poster Joy Division Unknown Pleasures.

FACOZ 1003: JOY DIVISION - UNKNOWN PLEASURES, 1981

Original Factory promo poster, 19"x27".
Design Joy Division and Peter Saville.

Very scarce original first release Factory Australia poster. Distribution of Factory material in Australia began in 1979, with Factory UK sending 1/4 inch master tapes and original artwork to Australia. It was to become a successful market for Factory.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 original Factory poster New Order Fine Time green version.

Fac 223: NEW ORDER - FINE TIME, 1988

Original Factory promo poster, 20"x30".
Design by PSA. Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

The design was based on a painting ('Poppers') by New York artist Richard Bernstein, most famous for his celebrity portrait covers for Andy Warhol's 'Interview' magazine.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 original Factory poster New Order Fine Time yellow version.

Fac 223: NEW ORDER - FINE TIME, 1988

Original Factory promo poster, 20"x30".
Design by PSA. Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

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thumbnail link to original 1989 original Qwest poster New Order Technique.

NEW ORDER - TECHNIQUE, 1989

Original Qwest poster, 36"x24".
Design by PSA. Dichromat: Trevor Key and Peter Saville.

Inspired by New York's burgeoning club scene, New Order signed in 1985 to Quincy Jones's Qwest records for their US releases. Unlike the UK posters, the US posters for the album show all the dichromat variations.

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thumbnail link to original 1982 Factus 8 promo poster.

NEW ORDER - FACTUS 8, 1982

Original Factory poster, 12"x12".
Design Peter Saville, art Martha Ladly.

Canadian singer and artist Martha Ladly's intriguing career around time encompassed not only stints performing with Martha and the Muffins, the Associates and Roxy Music, but also a personal and professional relationship with Peter Saville. FACTUS 8 the EP saw the departure of Martin Hannett and the birth of the band's independent sound.

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thumbnail link to original 1994 The Hacienda The Only Saturday Night.

Fac 51: HAÇIENDA - THE ONLY SATURDAY NIGHT, c.1994

Original flyer, 13.5cms x 9cms.

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thumbnail link to original 1982 Hacienda membership form.

Fac 51: THE HAÇIENDA - MEMBERSHIP FORM, 1982

Original membership application, 30cms x 21cms.

"Well, you've blown it now, You'll never see the Hacienda. It doesn't exist anywhere. THE HACIENDA MUST BE BUILT!'

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thumbnail link to original 1982 Hacienda membership form.

Fac 51: HAÇIENDA SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY, 1989

Original Factory poster, 60"x40".
Design by 8vo.

flourescent, luminescent and metallic inks designed to make the poster functional both day and night.
8vo were one of the fine design studios who continued the label's ethos of design excellence in the post-Saville period.

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thumbnail link to original 1990 Hallucienda poster.

Fac 51: HALLUÇIENDA, 1990

Original Factory poster, 40"x28".
Design by Julian Morey in collaboration with Peter Saville Associates.
Photo: Science Photo Library.

One of the most striking of all Factory's posters. Julian Morey joined Peter Saville Associates after graduating from St Martin's in 1988, leaving in 1990. The imagery (a microscopic pollen spore) bears a clear conceptual relationship to that of Unknown Pleasures. Julian Morey has confirmed the poster's correct date.

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thumbnail link to original 1992 Morrissey Your Arsenal sleeve proof with back cover transparency.

MORRISSEY - YOUR ARSENAL, 1992

Original double sided LP sleeve working proof 13"x13" (along with a full-size transparency of the back cover shot).
Design by Julian Morey in collaboration with Peter Saville Associates.
Photography by Linder Stirling.

This exceptional piece is a double sided photographic print within a plastic sleeve upon which Morrissey has hand written the title, layout markings and comments.

This rare and fragile item, a fascinating insight into the care and detail the participants put into the design process, is custom framed to protect Morrissey's fragile notations.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade Sheila Take A Bow poster.

THE SMITHS - SHEILA TAKE A BOW, 1987

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 24"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The cover star is Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar non pareil, famously featured in Lou Read's 'Walk on the Wild Side'. Morrissey had used imagery from the Factory on the first album.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade Ask poster.

THE SMITHS - ASK, 1987

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 24"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The cover star is Yootha Joyce, on the set of the 1965 film 'Catch Us If You Can'.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade Panic poster, lyrics version.

THE SMITHS - PANIC, 1986

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The only one of the Rough Trade designs not to feature a cover star, this alternate version features Morrissey's hand written lyrics.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade Panic poster, Richard Bradford version.

THE SMITHS - PANIC, 1986

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The cover star is Richard Bradford, from ATV's 1967 TV series 'Man in a Suitcase'. Morrissey named the programme as one of his favourites in a list of personal touchstones in the 16th September 1989 issue of the NME.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Rough Trade Panic poster This Charming Man.

THE SMITHS - THIS CHARMING MAN, 1983

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The band's appearance on Top of the Pops promoting the single saw the famous gladioli take centre stage. The poster has the only horizontal format in the series. The cover star is Jean Marais, in Jean Cocteau's remarkable 1949 film 'Orphée'.

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thumbnail link to original 1984 Rough Trade poster How Soon Is Now.

THE SMITHS - HOW SOON IS NOW, 1984

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 22.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

Originally a B-side of the 1984 single "William, It Was Really Nothing", the song soon became a fan favourite and was released as an A-side in its own right.
The cover star is actor Sean Barrett in the 1958 film 'Dunkirk'.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 Rough Trade poster Rank.

THE SMITHS - RANK, 1988

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 22.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

Cover star actress Alexandra Bastedo, from TV's 'The Champions', taken from John D Green's best selling 1967 photo book, which sports the period-piece title 'Birds of Britain'. The design's silvered finish delighted Morrissey.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade poster Last Night I Dreamt.

THE SMITHS - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME, 1987

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

Billy Fury is the cover star for The Smiths' last single. In a 1984 interview Morrissey included Billy Fury's singles in his brief collection of most treasured people and possessions.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade poster Girlfriend in a Coma.

THE SMITHS - GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA, 1987

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The cover star is playwright Shelagh Delaney from a 1961 edition of A Taste of Honey. In NME in 1986 Morrissey said: "I've never made any secret of the fact that at least 50 per cent of my reason for writing can be blamed on Shelagh Delaney."

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade poster Shoplifters of the World.

THE SMITHS - SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD, 1987

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The young Elvis Presley photographed by James R. Reid, his hairdresser, in 1955. This was his first ever press shot.

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thumbnail link to original 1986 Rough Trade poster The Queen is Dead.

THE SMITHS - THE QUEEN IS DEAD, 1986

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The Smiths at their peak. The 'Cover Star' is Alain Delon in the 1964 film 'L'Insoumis'.

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thumbnail link to original 1985 Rough Trade poster Meat is Murder.

THE SMITHS - MEAT IS MURDER, 1985

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 24"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

Morrissey took the famous image of a determinedly non-Aquarian young Vietnam 'grunt' (from Emile de Antonio's 1969 anti-war film 'In the Year of the Pig') whose helmet bore the words "Make War Not Love" and replaced them with a message of his own, the transformation engineered by Caryn Gough.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Rough Trade poster I Started Something.

THE SMITHS - I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN'T FINISH, 1983

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 24"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The cover star is distinguised comedienne and actress Avril Angers (who Morrissey admired) in the 1966 film 'The Family Way', a late Boutling Brothers comedy with a working class Bolton setting. Paul McCartney composed the soundtrack.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Rough Trade poster The World Won't Listen.

THE SMITHS - THE WORLD WON'T LISTEN, 1987

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 24"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

Jurgen Volmer's photographs of Hamburg's young Rock scene in the early 60s - most famously of the Beatles - won him Lennon's and McCartney's enduring admiration, and clearly that of Morrissey too. The pictures were published in his 1981 book 'Rock'n'Roll Times: The Style and Spirit of the Early Beatles and Their First Fans'.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Rough Trade poster The Boy With The Thorn In His Side .

THE SMITHS - THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE, 1985

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 23.5"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.

The cover star is Truman Capote, photographed by Cecil Beaton in Morocco in 1949.

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thumbnail link to original 1983 Rough Trade poster A Hatful of Hollow.

THE SMITHS - A HATFUL OF HOLLOW, 1984

Original Rough Trade promo poster, 21"x11.5"
Design by Morrissey, art co-ordination Jo Slee, layout Caryn Gough.
Original photo by Gilles Decroix.

Joe Slee dates the image of cover star Fabrice Colette, sporting a Jean Cocteau tattoo, to 1966. It appeared in a special 1983 edition of Liberation dedicated to Cocteau and this was most likely Morrissey's immediate source.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 The Smiths Rank in-store promotional canvas.

THE SMITHS - RANK, 1988

Original Rough Trade promotional canvas, 36"x36".

A rare and unusual promotional format. Sold with letter of provenance - this canvas was a personal gift from Morrissey to the previous owner.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 US card in-store promo display The Smiths Rank.

THE SMITHS - RANK, 1988

Original U.S. in-store flat, 12.5"x12.5".

"The sleeve is quite spectacularly beautiful and lavishly packaged." The cover star is Alexandra Bastedo, taken from John D Green's best selling 1967 photo book, with an inimtable period-piece title, 'Birds of Britain'. Card stock.

£150.00 conservation framed.


thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade 7 inch sleeve proof The Smiths Last Night I Dreamt.

THE SMITHS - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT SOMEBODY LOVED ME, 1987

Original 7" sleeve proof, 15 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: 12). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original 1986 Rough Trade 7 inch sleeve proof The Smiths Ask.

THE SMITHS - ASK, 1986

Original 7" sleeve proof, 15 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: 10/12). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade 12 inch sleeve proof The Smiths Last Night I Dreamt.

THE SMITHS - LAST NIGHT I DREAMT SOMEBODY LOVED ME, 1987

Original 12" sleeve proof, 14" by 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof is one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: 5). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original 1987 Rough Trade 12 inch sleeve proof The Smiths Ask.

THE SMITHS - ASK, 1986

Original 12" sleeve proof, 14" by 25".
Sleeve by Morrissey, layout Caryn Gough, art co-ordination Jo Slee.

This proof with barcode is believed one of only a small number to have survived (estimate: 3). Card stock.

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thumbnail link to original 1989 Stones Rose Sun and the Moon Feb/March 1989 gig poster.

STONE ROSES / SUN AND THE MOON - FEB/MARCH 1989

Original gig poster, 40"x30.5".

This poster captures the Stone Roses still playing to small audiences outside of their native north west, but with change in the wings: their album was about to be released in April to mixed reviews, but 'She Bangs The Drums' in July was to catapult them to success.

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thumbnail link original promo poster The Stone Roses first album The Stone Roses.

THE STONE ROSES - THE STONE ROSES, 1989

Original Silvertone promo poster, 17 3/4"x 17 3/4".
Artwork by John Squire.

One of a handful of British albums that fundamentally shifted the course of music after the punk revolution. The painting is 'Bye Bye Badman' from 1988. The absence of a rostrum camera required it to be photographed suspended, so the lemons were nailed on for the album's cover shoot.

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thumbnail link to original promo poster The Stone Roses One Love.

THE STONE ROSES - ONE LOVE, 1990

Original Silvertone promo poster, 23"x16.5".
Artwork by John Squire.

The artwork shredded to form this design surfaced in it's original form as the cover of Silvertone's 1995 compilation The Complete Stone Roses.

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thumbnail link to original promo poster The Stone Roses Fools Gold.

THE STONE ROSES - FOOLS GOLD, 1989

Original Silvertone promo poster, 23"x16.5".
Artwork by John Squire.

Probably the most famous of the band's sleeves, it features a detail from John Squire's painting 'Double Dorsal Doppelganger'. The rippled effect was achieved with ingenious simplicity by photographing the painting through a sheet of dappled glass.

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thumbnail link to original 1990 promo poster The Stone Roses Elephant Stone.

THE STONE ROSES - ELEPHANT STONE, 1988

Original Silvertone promo poster, 23"x16.5".
Artwork by John Squire.

Originally recorded and produced by New Order's Peter Hook and his engineer Michael Johnson, "Elephant Stone" was remixed by John Leckie and was the Roses's third single and their first on Silvertone Records. The original version featured an extended drum intro, the second shorter version the distinctive wah-wah guitar. This poster is from the 1990 release of the song, after the success of the debut album.

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thumbnail link to original 1988 Silvertone Records sleeve proof 12

THE STONE ROSES - ELEPHANT STONE, 1988

Original 12" Silvertone Records sleeve proof, 14"x25"
Art by John Squire

A huge fan of the Clash, Squire's interest in Jackson Pollock was sparked by Paul Simonon's use of Pollock-style paint techniques, famously on the band's stage clothes. For the Roses, the arrival of new bassist Mani saw everything fit into place, and the resulting single, the shimmering 'Elephant Stone', saw the birth of the band's classic sound.

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