18 May 2013
Polite Postcards and Badges Competition Result 
Factory Records Enamel Badges 2013

The winner of the Polite Postcards & Badges sets competition is Adam Tate who correctly answered that the typeface used on the boxes used for the original Factory "hessian" cassette box series and the new Polite sets is Bembo.

He wins a Factory Records Postcard Set1978-82 contains 25 postcards documenting the early era of the label and the Factory Records Enamel Badges 2013 set which contains both black and red versions of a FAC 120 reproduction plus a new badge based on the FAC 47 anvil logo courtesy of Polite Cards and Factory Editions.

Both boxed sets are available now for 25.00 GBP each via Polite.

Well done to Adam (Polite will be in touch to arrange delivery) and thanks to everyone who entered the competition.

Factory Records Postcard Set 1978-82

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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