Art — October 10, 2011 at 9:29 am

New Order taps Peter Saville to design charity posters for next week’s reunion concerts

New Order has commissioned Factory Records graphic artist Peter Saville to design a pair of posters — based on his classic Substance album cover — for the reunited group’s European charity concerts next week in support of longtime band associate and music-video producer Michael H. Shamberg, who is fighting a “debilitating illness.”

Like the concerts themselves — Oct. 17 in Brussels and Oct. 18 in Paris — proceeds from the purchase of the Saville prints will go to help Shamberg’s medical expenses. Warner Bros. has set up a site called “New Order for Michael Shamberg” that is offering the artwork at €145 (about $198) for unsigned prints and €230 (about $314) for prints signed by Saville.

The reunited New Order — Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert — also released a video statement promoting the sale of the posters, which you can watch below. They do not, however, respond to their surly former bandmate Peter Hook’s recent accusations that they’re actually reuniting for profit and have a future U.S. tour in the works.






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