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Peter Saville Associates stationery and bill

Here we have a typewritten invoice (on beautiful letterhead) dated 14 July 1983 from Peter Saville Associates to Factory Records requesting payment for graphic design services rendered on several key items for New Order (including FAC 73 Blue Monday and FACT 75 Power, Corruption and Lies) and FAC 51 The Haçienda (including the original logotype and stationery) and which totals just over £8K. Adjusted for inflation that represents approximately £25K which is quite a tidy sum. There is no evidence (yet) of when the bill was paid.

FACT 75 Power, Corruption and Lies - New Order

The bill, in summary, is as follows:

Current Account with Factory Records, BeMusic, FCL and The Hacienda.

New Order 'Temptation' 7" & 12" FAC 63 £528.21
Hacienda Logotype Membership card/leaflet FAC 51 £535.38
New Order EP for Canada/USA FEP 313 £1304.54
New Order 'Blue Monday' 12" FAC 73 £538.20
New Order 'PCL' albumĀ FACT 75 £3557.62
New Order 'PCL' cassette liner for Italy FACT 75 £110.38
New Order 'Confusion' 7" & 12" FAC 93 £556.09
New Order Video Liner FACT 77 £478.47
Hacienda Anniversary Poster/ad for NME FAC 51 £57.50
Hacienda Stationery System FAC 51 £556.11

VAT payment £604.20

TOTAL £8826.70

Payment received Dec.1982 £750.00

Balance now due to Peter Saville Associates £8076.70

You may wish to view the full invoice is presented in monospaced type on Peter Saville Associates stationery.

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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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