I enjoyed this short piece on graphic designer Peter Saville, the man responsible for Joy Division’s classic Unknown Pleasures album cover. There is something about the grace and simplicity of the pairing of that image to Joy Division’s music that has made it one of the most enduring album covers of all time. I still see people in Brooklyn wearing these t-shirts and it’s around this time of year when Joy Division starts to sound really good again. This also reminded me of a book I discovered at the design museum in Copenhagen called The Art of the LP.  I chose not to lug it back to the States but quickly added it to my mental Christmas list. You can’t underestimate the power of a good album cover on a record’s legacy. It definitely plays a part and I think is one big reason vinyl has had such a resurgence lately. You just can’t get the same feeling from a 2″ x 2″ jpeg.


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