fo. (12 x 16 in.) Softcover. 38pp. Very good condition with only minor wear on cover. Pages folded and laid in, not bound by staples. Extremely rare even without signature, the Claire de Rouen copy is perhaps the only signed one available in the world right now.
Designed by Peter Saville in conjunction with New Order's 1989 United States tour. With a magazine-like format, Untitled was inspired by Warhol’s Interview, and though it was made in conjunction with a tour, there is no reference to the tour specifically in the book. Rather, it contains photographs and images related to the band with text overlaid on each page taken from the essays New Order: Image and Identity by Peter Saville, and New Order Keeps Marching To Its Own Mystery by Jon Parales. Also included are quotes on the band from Jon Savage and others. The photographs include stills from videos, album artwork, as well as photographs by Donald Christie, Peter Hook, Trevor Key, and Kevin Cummins. Peter Saville has said about the book, “…calling it a tour book is too concrete. It’s a mood board. It’s a look book. People were puzzled by it. It was just the convergence of music, art, fashion, which is how we live now, but that wasn’t recognized at that time. …It was very much the style of work that I was doing at the time. It was about putting found imagery together with almost random text. You can see it in the Yohji Yamamoto 'Game Over' campaign. I got words, phrases, soundbites from film titles and art book indexes. Basically I was just looking for phrases that I liked, and then setting them in type, printing them out and putting them on pictures - it was like concrete poetry, chance juxtaposition.” The book wasn’t released in time for the tour, and thus many copies were not distributed, making it highly rare. (SHOWStudio)