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04.21.14 Andy Cush

For Record Store Day, the artist Natalie Sharp painted the covers of eight classic albums onto her face, and the results are terrifying. She told The Quietus: I stupidly thought I could knock these out in a day. Three days later with a bleeding face and being accused of racism after posting my progress on Facebook, […]

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11.07.13 Andy Cush

Because why wouldn’t you want to own a table that was owned by the Greatest Sad Person of All Time (Not to be confused with the Saddest Great Person of All Time)? As of today, £1,139.00 (about $1830) will get you the highest bid on a kitchen table that was once owned by Joy Division’s Ian […]

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09.09.13 Marina Galperina

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 […]

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06.03.13 Andy Cush

Will Love Tear Us Apart?, a web game based on the Joy Division classic of the same name, really sucks. Goals are ill-defined, controls are constantly changing, and your reward for completing a stage is usually just a mysterious, unexplained cutscene. One level requires only that you sit and do nothing for a while in order […]

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05.28.13 Marina Galperina

Just when you think everything that could be 3D-printed has been 3D-printed and every “Unknown Pleasures”-related artwork has been arted, here’s a 3D-printed “Unknown Pleasures”-related art work. It’s perfect. Michael Zoellner intricately adjusted the file specifications to get the model just right: “I even tried to visualize PSR B1919+21’s waveforms, but in the end I spent an evening tracing the waves by […]

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10.16.12 Marina Galperina

The second you start watching design champion Peter Saville explain why those unmistakable stacked frequency waves are really about, you’ll forget all that bitching you did about it being too “everywhere” these days because… It’s perfect. Saville, looking dark, dapper and immortal, explains that “the band” brought him a science book and right flipped to the […]

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12.09.11 Marina Galperina

You’d think that at the very moment that the tenth hundred thousandth millionth Unknown Pleasures tattoo was etched into the young skin of yet another Joy Division fan whose own personal Manchester scene revival revolves solely around Ian Curtis’s suicide folklore, at that very second that the needle finished up flesh-doodling the sound wave squigglies, […]

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