New Dawn Fades
Recorded at Stockport’s Strawberry Studios and released in 1979, the record sounded like little that came before and continues to influence long after. A work steeped in the deathly fixations that proved fatal for frontman Ian Curtis one year later, the record has become as famous for its artwork as its music. Created by longterm collaborator Peter Saville, the image, reminiscent of digital mountain peaks, was based on radio waves from neutron star, pulsar CP 1919. Having noticed the design in The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Astronomy, Savile then reversed the image from black-on-white to white-on-black for the original version of the record. Now, the image is commonplace across student bedrooms, Tumblr blogs and market stalls alike.
In this new collection by Goodhood and Saville, the iconic design spans apparel and homeware. Working with brands like Universal Works, YMC, Stepney Workers Club, Tom Wood, Big Love Records to create limited-edition pieces, these include blankets, tees, cushions, lighters, crockery and footwear.
Elsewhere, a limited edition 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures will be released on 14th June, pressed on 180g ruby red vinyl with an alternative white sleeve – a must-have for all JD fans.
The Goodhood x Joy Division capsule collection goes on sale 28th June, online and in store.