Boo-Hooray Catalog #6: Factory Records
Boo-Hooray is proud to present our sixth antiquarian catalog, dedicated to Factory Records. This catalog gathers pieces from the material history of one of the most forward-thinking record labels of the 20th Century. Renowned for inventive and genre-pushing music, innovative design, and a tongue-in-cheek take on themselves and the world, Factory Records helped shape the post-punk era as well as modern design and typography. Reflecting their deep involvement in the creation of not just records but an alternative music subculture, social scene, and aesthetic language, Factory Records gave catalog numbers to virtually anything associated with the label. Accessioning items as seemingly unimportant as stationary and Christmas gifts, along with more serious projects like their club and promotional campaigns, fostered the cheeky and self-aware personality that distinguished Factory from corporate labels and overly self-serious independents. This catalog includes the unreleased and exceptionally rare FAC 1 poster, the hand-drawn original flipbook by Robert Breer and William Wegman for the Blue Monday '88 video, and tons of original poster, flyers, and broadsides made for Factory Records.