A Fact A First: New Order Ike Yard Poster (FA 1)
New York: 1981. Item #5163
New York, NY. November 1981. 17 ½ x 22 ½ in. Offset printed litho.
New Order’s frst performance in the United States took place at the Ukrainian Ballroom in New York City on November 19, 1981. Factory affliate Ike Yard opened; the poster was designed in collaboration between Ike Yard’s Stuart Argabright and Factory America’s Michael Shamberg. The text reads, “A Fact A First”, referencing both New Order’s frst journey across the pond and Factory America’s frst offcial piece of ephemera. This show was recorded and later released as Factory/Ikon VHS tape “Taras Shevchenko.” This poster represents an important moment for Factory Records, as they began reaching a large American audience.