August 10, 2007 23:20
Peter Saville joins tributes to Tony Wilson
Renown designer praises Factory Records legend
Renown British designer Peter Saville has made tribute to Tony Wilson who died today (August 10).
Saville worked for the legend’s Factory Records, producing iconic sleeves for the likes of Joy Division and New Order
“Tony was an intellectual in popular culture and he brought greatness and importance to it and it was important,” he told Newsnight. “He changed it and built it up.”
You can read Tony Wilson’s obituary along with a host of tributes led by New Order and Alan McGee on NME.COM now.
From signing the likes of Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, to being a general support of exciting an innovative music, Wilson established himself as a true indie hero.
Now NME.COM want your thoughts. Send your tributes, stories and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll publish them.
And see the NME Office Blog for our Tony Wilson comment and tribute, then leave a comment with your own.
Plus see next week’s NME – on UK newsstands from August 15 – for our special tribute issue to Tony Wilson.