"The image is actually almost a comparative path demonstration of the frequency of a signal from a pulsar (pulsating star)." Peter Saville, 2012
Visualized have released a video featuring former Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville, discussing the concept behind the cover art for Joy Division’s 1979 album, Unknown Pleasures - which he created, along with many others for the band.
|Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy, 1977|
Saville explains how Joy Division had spotted a symbolic image in the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy (above), which inspired the iconic artwork that later became a cultural phenomenon. Watch the video below: