Item #5160 Two handmade original Blue Monday ’88 fipbooks. [hand-drawn originals]. Robert Breer, William Wegman.

Two handmade original Blue Monday ’88 fipbooks. [hand-drawn originals]

New York, NY. [ca. 1988]. Item #5160

5 x 7 in. & 5 x 8.3 in. 44 pp. & 30 pp.

The original books used in the “Blue Monday” music video. When New Order teamed up with Robert Breer and William Wegman for their music video Blue Monday ’88, they created one of the band’s most well-known and celebrated works. The video captured the seemingly effortless cool of the band, and incorporated Wegman’s famous Weimaraner, Fay, balancing on tennis balls , animations by Breer , and scenes of these flipbooks in use . The two handmade flipbooks feature drawings by Breer in red and blue marker, as can be seen in the music video. These flipbooks, with the video ’s animations, inspired a printed run of books later produced by Factory, released as FAC235.

Unique artifacts of music, film, and art history.