Peter Saville was born in Manchester. In 1979, as a founder of Factory Records, the legendary independent label, he created a series of iconic album covers for the groups Joy Division and New Order. Through the medium of design and art direction, he has created seminal work in music, culture and fashion. He is also politically engaged as consultant Creative Director to the City of Manchester.
The Peter Saville Show took place at the Design Museum London, 2003 touring to Tokyo and Manchester. Peter Saville Estate was at the Migros Museum Zurich, 2005. In 2011 key archival works were also featured in Postmodernism: Style and Subversion at the V&A Museum London and also in their show British Design: Innovation in the Modern Age.
Peter Saville collaborates with Anna Blessmann on a series of works which have been shown at Paul Stolper Gallery London, CRAC Alsace, Migros Museum Zurich, Whitechapel London and in various publications. In 2010 they presented Swing Project 1 in the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims and in 2012 Swing Project 2 was exhibited at Galerie Neu in Berlin.
Available monographs include Designed by Peter Saville published by Frieze, 2003 and Peter Saville Estate published by J.R.P Ringier, 2007.