Michael Brookfield

Type Record Covers
Title Judas
This is a double A side single - a marketing strategy to promote 2 bands for half the price. Intense rivalry between the bands brought about an agreement that neither would be on the B side. [DM]
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
One colour - black
Techniques Appropriation
The photographic source image was appropriated from a St Johns Ambulance manual.
Creator.Personal name Michael Brookfield
Role Designer
Creator.Corporate name Newmatics
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name Ripper Records
Role Record Label
Date.Release 1981
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number RIP013
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0037_f
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 802033
Style/Period.Period 1980
Style/Period.Style Ska
Modelled on 1960's British mod culture
Culture New Zealand
Subject 5 men, splint, bandages, injury, suits
Subject Emergency medical care
The image was appropriated from a St Johns Ambulance manual on the care of a spinal injury.
Relation Prodesign # 50 Dec 2000/Jan 2001
This image was used in an article by Chris Mousdale entitled "digging for gold", about record cover design as a window on New Zealand culture.
Relation.part of Screaming Mee Mees single "Can't Take It".
The single has no B side - the Screaming Meemees single "Can't Take It" appears on the other side. A technique for cutting pressing costs while enabling more NZ bands to be released. [DM]
Description Front cover; image and text. The cover consists of a black image on white of four men in suits and ties carrying a fifth who is strapped to a large splint with bandages. The image is appropriated. The band name appears in the top left corner followed by a tilde, and the track name is in the lower right. The text is all upper case serif and light, and is in an Art Deco style. [KY]
A tilde is a mark used in Spanish to denote certain pronounciations. It is also used as a mathematical symbol. [KY]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
The record documented was from this record shop.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Source David Merritt
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Rights Ripper Records
Typography The text is 48pt light serif upper case in black.
Weight Light
Size 48 pt
Serifness Serif
Colour Black
Case Upper case