The famous “Unknown Pleasures” cover

It’s been on t-shirts, it’s been on posters, it’s been on tv-shows, it’s been on movies. It’s been paid tribute to, parodied, remixed and re-modelled. The iconic cover of Joy Division’s 1979 debut album Unknown Pleasures is perhaps the most enduring image of the post-punk era. You’ve probably got a t-shirt of it. Even if you haven’t, you almost certainly own the album in some shape or form.

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The importance of perspective

What is perspective? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition for perspective is: “a particular way of considering something or to think about a situation or problem in a wise and reasonable way.” In the American-English: “a particular way of viewing things that depends on one’s experience and personality.” But, as in most cases, some dictionary definitions are not enough.

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