2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic album by Joy Division, ‘Unknown Pleasures’. Alongside Joy Division and Warner Music UK, Pleasures have created a capsule celebrating the ongoing relevance of the iconic album.
The centre piece to the whole collection is the work of Peter Saville, the original artist behind the instantly recognisable cover for ‘Unknown Pleasures’ from 1979. In an interview, Saville described making the work as, “It’s both technical and sensual. It’s tight, like Stephen Morris’ drumming, but it’s also fluid: lots of people think it’s a heart beat.” We have seen this work shown in a variety of mediums since it was first released but none comes close to this.
Within the Pleasures capsule we see a variety of pieces including shirts, hoodies, puffer jackets, hockey jerseys, a KUUMBA intense stick set, a Nalgene water bottle and a wide variety of T Shirts, both short sleeve and long sleeve. Further Accessories include tote bags, caps and to complete the capsule, it features two versions of the iconic Modernica Side Shell Eiffel Chairs presented covered in Joy Division’s, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ artwork.
The whole collection is completed with graphics synonymous with Pleasures’ signature styling and make us of a special 40th anniversary typeface in their collaboration with Joy Division.