The winning cover was designed by Peter Saville in collaboration with Howard Wakefield of Parris Wakefield Studios. The project is described in detail on the Parris Wakefield website, along with images of the entire package.
Endeavouring to capture the essence of Joy Division and New Order, both Peter Saville and Howard Wakefield agreed that typography could be the link. They agreed that the Helvetica Heavy Italic from Technique, conveyed the 'look' of New Order, however Joy Division was predominantly uppercase. By merging the two, a TOTAL was created.
The design is a 'nod' to Run2's commercial packaging; while the out-of-register CMYK references the perils of clients printing without proofs, which now-a-days happens all too frequently...
Check back this evening to see which album covers from this week's new music releases made the cut. There is quite a bit of elaborate illustration in this week's mix of covers.