WATCH: Peter Saville Discusses Making of Joy Division Album Art


Presented by Visualized, Peter Saville discusses the whereabouts and artistic meaning behind the cover art for Joy Division’s 1979 album, Unknown Pleasures.

Released on June 14, 1979, Unknown Pleasures was Joy Division’s debut studio album off of Factory Records. The album, which wasn’t very popular upon it’s release, eventually became extremely popular due to the continued success of the band.

It’s really quite interesting to learn where the concept of the album art originated from and how it became some sort of cultural phenomenon. Check out the video below. 


Anthony Galasso

A native of New Brunswick, NJ, Anthony graduated from Rutgers University majoring in Journalism & Media Studies. He loves music, design, social networking and 'Rocky' movies. He also owns and operates his own clothing line, Breathe Atlantic.
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