Peter Saville /
Wheater & Bickerstaff
26.09 - 03.10.2012
Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the first neon light installed in a Parisian barbers, Neon Workshops showcased work by Wheater & Bickerstaff and graphic designer Peter Saville.
Wheater & Bickerstaff collaborated to produce a significant wall mounted poem relating to the medium in which the work is rendered. Peter Saville has had a life long fascination with neon and welcomed the opportunity to support Neon Workshops with their latest workshop Cent ans de Néon. PEOPLE LIKE NEON is spelt out in simple Arial font capitals, each letter represented in a colour of the spectrum blue to red, and the work was also used to create a commemorative limited edition poster of the workshop. Saville is famous for his involvement with Factory Records and the legendary music venue The Haçienda, and known widely for his extraordinary record sleeve design used for Joy Division’s 1979 debut album Unknown Pleasures.