UK’s most famous graphic designer Peter Saville isn’t fazed by the never-ending throng of tributes, homages and rip-offs of that one most famous thing he did. In a recent interview with the Guardian, he refers to the time Disney tried to sell it as a Mickey Mouse silhouette a “the total car crash catalogue of disasters.”
Not everyone knows that Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album art is based on astronomy tome’s image of the first SR B1919+21 radio pulsar, discovered 1967, coming out of a black hole because they’re children from Tumblr.
Saville, who is about to be awarded the prestigious London Design medal, owns one. He loves it. It makes him smile.
It’s brilliant, isn’t it? Profoundly clever.
(Hat tip: David Gerard. Photoshop: Marina Galperina/ANIMAL)