Peter Saville Estate


12. November 2005  –  8. January 2006

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The legendary cover of the New Order single “Blue Monday” (1983) and, for example, the cover of the Joy Division album “Unknown Pleasures” (1979), were to bring the Manchester graphic designer Peter Saville (born 1955) worldwide renown. In this solo exhibition at the migros museum für gegenwartskunst, his archive is being fully opened to the public for the first time to reveal three decades of work. Using a reduced, Modernist style Peter Saville has made key innovations in the field of visual communications, and in recent times he has had a profound effect on the interplay between art, design and advertising. At the beginning of the 1990s his “cool design” made a lasting impression on the art of the YBA (Young British Artists), for instance on Sarah Morris and Darren Almond, making it safe to say that Peter Saville has indeed influenced a generation of Pop culture.


Curated by Heike Munder

List of works

Visitor address
Limmatstrasse 270
CH–8005 Zurich

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Postfach 1766
CH–8031 Zurich
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Tue/Wed/Fri 11 am–6 pm
Thu 11 am–8 pm
Sat/Sun 10 am–5 pm
Public Holidays

Adults: CHF 12
Reduced: CHF 8
Thu 5-8 pm: Free admission