23 Envelope Documentary [4AD, 1980s] 

Full-length documentary from the 80s on 4AD Records in-house design firm, 23 Envelope. Run by designer Vaughn Oliver and photographer Nigel Grierson, they were responsible for the “Look” of classic 4AD bands like Dead Can Dance, the Pixies, This Mortal Coil, etc.

This film features Vaughn and Nigel interviewed in the 4ad offices, along with interviews from Ivo Watts-Russel, Robin Guthrie, and more. Along with plenty of video footage from 1980s era 4AD bands.


A short documentary of 4AD’s in house design team, 23 Envelope ran by Vaughn Oliver and Nigel Grierson. Together they created some of the most beautiful album covers that came out in the 80’s and since. The video could have cut down the amount of each music video they show but still a good insight into the duo.