The Story of Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures-Cover

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Toller Clip der New Yorker Datenvisualisierungkonferenz Visualized mit einem Interview mit Peter Saville, der die Story hinter seinem Cover-Artwork für Joy Divisions „Unknown Pleasures“ erzählt. Ist anscheinend der erste Teil einer neuen Serie und der Vimeo-Channel ist umgehend in meinem Feedreader gelandet.

In the interview, [Peter Saville] described the band coming to him with the image below, which they found in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy.

As funny as it is to imagine the band huddled around a dusty old volume in the back of a library, the story behind the image itself is actually quite fascinating. Saville describes it as a “comparative path demonstration of frequency from a signal of a pulsar.” Each horizontal line, reaching a series of peaks close to the middle of the graph, is observed data from a this pulsar, and there are several of them stacked together. Saville goes on, “What you’re seeing is a comparative chart of the frequency and the accuracy of this signal.”

So this image, perceived as so simple, is not really simple at all but the result of astronomical readings that led in part to humanity’s understanding of this one component of the cosmos. Heavy. Who knew Joy Division had a penchant for data visualization?

The Story Behind Joy Division's Iconic Unknown Pleasures Album Cover

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