Born in Manchester in 1955, Peter studied graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic between 1975 and 1978.
Following a meeting with Anthony Wilson in 1978, Peter became a founding partner of the landmark, independent record label Factory Records and went on to create some of the most recognisable album covers of all time for Joy Division and New Order. Peter also designed the first Factory poster – Fac 1, his first Classical/Modernist work.
Since 1978, Peter has worked with a range of people across music, fashion and business. His enviable list of clients over the years has included Joy Division (and their later incarnation New Order), Roxy Music, Peter Gabriel, OMD, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, EMI, Selfridges, Adidas and Stella McCartney, highlighting his eclectic talent.
In March 2004, he was appointed Creative Director for Manchester and worked closely with the city's marketing co-ordination unit to communicate, in different guises, Manchester’s unique brand strategy.
The following year, Peter's design for New Order's 1983 album Power, Corruption and Lies was voted one of the great 25 British icons in a public competition sponsored by London's Design Museum and the BBC.
Peter Saville creates artworks for both the Paul Stolper Gallery and Hotel in London and Gallery Neu in Berlin.


‘The Monty Hall Problem’, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
'Estate' Retrospective, Migros Museum, Zurich
Commissioned to create a new visual and cultural identity for Manchester
Pirelli calendar
The Peter Saville Show opens at the Design Museum, London, and then tours to Tokyo. Publication of the book “Designed by Peter Saville”
Consultancies for Stella McCartney and EMI