Love the New Order cover on this one. Brody playing Saville at his own game. So good piece on early casual culture here from July 1983 courtesy of Kevin Sampson and Dave Rimmer.

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Jon Savage (in a not always complimentary fashion) on the world of appropriation in design from The Face in January 1983.

This one comes from The Face in November 1981 and is a great interview with celebrated graphic designer Barney Bubbles. If you are interested in reading more on Mr Bubbles there is a great book out that has recently been updated. Love the self portrait.








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Classic buffalo spread from The Face in March 1985 with photography by Jamie Morgan and styling by the late Ray Petri. I’ll run the Warhol piece from this edition at a later date.









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More Keith Haring here, this time from The Face in the mid-80s. Here he collaborates with Mario Testino (early in his career) on a fashion spread and a self-portrait. Wish there was more of this in the current times…







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Great piece by David Toop from the December ’88 edition of The Face on the hose sound of New Jersey featuring interviews with Marshall Jefferson, Blaze, Larry Patterson, Jomanda, Phase II and Hippie Torales.

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Anyone who has been reading Test Pressing for a while knows how much we love the work of Island Records. This piece comes from The Face in April ’84 and is about Jean Baptiste Mondino’s debut release for Island Records. Mondino, as most of you know, is the guy behind those iconic Grace Jones sleeves. I love that story about how when Badarou and all those guys turned up to Compass Point to make those early Grace Jones records that Chris Blackwell had pinned up the visuals Mondino had already made and said ‘we need the music to sound like that’. Anyway, shame Mondino didn’t make more music as it fits into our world perfectly. Love the video too.

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