11.09.2010

FYM DESIGN: HOW'S THIS FOR A GRAVESTONE?


Tony Wilson, founder of legendary Mancunian record company Factory Records, the original home of bands such as Joy Division, The Happy Mondays, and New Order, passed away a little over three years ago after battling cancer. The illustriously ambitious was notoriously driven by equally by his sometimes acute ego and his genuine strive to promote the local bands he would eventually make into legends. His antics (and especially those of his peers) were brilliantly recreated in the amazing Michael Winterbottom film, 24 Hour Party People, where he was played by Steve Coogan in a performance of a lifetime:



Now, three years after Wilson's death, longtime Factory Records designer Peter Saville unveiled the gravestone he made for his friend Tony. The gravestone is extremely appropriately sharp and undeniably stylish for something you find in a graveyard. In other words, exactly the way Tony Wilson would have wanted it. Check it out: