Talk:Rob Gretton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Arts and Entertainment (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the arts and entertainment work group.
 
Note icon
This article has been automatically rated by a bot or other tool as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template. Please ensure the assessment is correct before removing the |auto= parameter.

Better Badges & user-promotion[edit]

I can vouch that Rob also ordered and paid for 100 badges from Better Badges for Slaughter & the Dogs.

Not long after he came back with a complete set of designs for Joy Division. BB went on to make badges for Unknown Pleasures and Closer. It became an issue as to whether these should receive FAC catalog numbers, and after some discussion it was Rob's decision that they fell into the same category as fanzines and other forms of user/outsider-promotion. Rob had a particularly sophisticated, if not unique, understanding of this process and actually operated it as a virtual polemic by the time he got to New Order. Thus, while traditional/formal methods of promotion and publicity were eschewed, fanzines, art-collaborations of all nature, creative merchandisers, even bootlegs, were encouraged. Despite major offers for New Order in 1983, subsequent to the underground success of Blue Monday, he stuck to his guns, such that, when they did eventually sign to Qwest they got an unprecedentedly generous deal.

Joly MacFie ex-BB

Fascinating, but WP is dependent upon material drawn from reliable sources, the above is personal obsevation and/or original research, and hence not relevant to WP. --Artiquities (talk) 12:51, 11 September 2010 (UTC)