Video: Peter Saville Explains Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Cover

  • Posted 73 months Ago

In the lead up to their New York data and design conference, Visualized have released a video in which former Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville explains the inspiration behind the famous Joy Division Unknown Pleasures album cover. Saville explains that the band had a very solid idea of what they wanted and gave him a page from the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy where they had spotted the symbolic image. "The image is actually almost a comparative path demonstration of the frequency of a signal from a pulsar (pulsating star)." Watch the video above.