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Adrian Shaughnessy celebrates punk sleeve art with a new book

Action Time Vision features “the ones with a disquieting look about them”, says Lucy Bourton at It's Nice That

Wire contributor Adrian Shaughnessy’s Unit Editions has just published Action Time Vision: Punk & Post-Punk 7" Record Sleeves, a design book celebrating record cover art selected from the collection of Unit Editions’ co-publisher Tony Brook and punk scholar Russ Bestley. It features designs from Wire, Bauhaus and Penetration sleeves as well as interviews with Mute Records founder Daniel Miller and Sniffin’ Glue fanzine editor Mark Perry, also of Alternative TV, whose 1978 single “Action Time Vision” lends this book its title. It comes as a limited edition of 2000 and will cost you £35. Order can be made via the publisher United Editions' website.