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10/17/2012 20:14:17

theatlanticvideo:

Joy Division’s Iconic Album Cover Is Actually a Data Visualization

Everyone and their uncle (particularly the kind of uncle who was into new wave back in the day) has seen the iconic cover for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, which has become one of the most identifiable pieces of cover art of its age and beyond. But have you ever wondered how this textured virtual landscape came to be? As part of their upcoming conference in New York, Visualized interviewed graphic designer Peter Saville about how this legendary cover became the image to represent Joy Division.

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    I didn’t own the album, but I did have a t-shirt which I wore to shreds.
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