Graphic Designer Peter Saville is Honoured With CBE

by SHOWstudio on 28 December 2019

Graphic designer Peter Saville has been honoured in the New Year's list.

Graphic designer Peter Saville has been honoured in the New Year's list.

SHOWstudio is thrilled to announce that Graphic Designer Peter Saville has been honoured in the New Year's list. Saville is honoured with a CBE. (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.)

Born in Manchester, in 1955, Saville studied graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic from 1975-1978.

In 1979, he became a founding partner of the now-iconic independent record label Factory Records where he created some of the most recognisable album covers of all time for Joy Division and New Order. Saville has worked with fashion and music giants across the globe, with clients including the likes of Roxy Music, Pulp, Suede, Jil Sander, Christian Dior and Burberry. Over 30 years, Saville has challenged the world's understanding of graphic art, his aesthetic imprint incredibly vast and copied the world over.

Nick Knight and Saville have had a long-standing working relationship, with the duo founding SHOWstudio in 2000. They have since worked on a multitude of innovative and exciting projects, from Yohji Yamamoto's ground-breaking 80s catalogues and Soft Furnishings - a film and editorial shot in Saville's then Mayfair home- to Burberry's first monogram campaign.

On receiving the news, Saville said that he had the 'great good fortune to work with some extraordinary people and it is with them in mind that respectfully I receive this honour.'

A huge congratulations to Peter from all here at SHOWstudio!

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