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Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Album Cover

Peter Saville has been one of the most influential graphic designers - responsible for many iconic album covers, especially for Factory Records - over the last three decades.  The design group Visualized have just released a video in which Saville explains the inspiration behind Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album cover which used a page from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy which showed “a comparative path demonstration of the frequency of a signal from a pulsating star.” [vimeo 51365288 600 450]

I Am A Genius (And There's Nothing I Can Do About It)

French artist and film maker Arnaud Maguet – along with French group Hifiklub – have filmed a documentary about prolific lo-fi rock legend R. Stevie Moore.  The film is called I Am A Genius (And There’s Nothing I Can Do About It) and is subtitled “A Movie About Some Situations With R. Stevie Moore” and was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee.  More details see here and watch the film below. [youtube yv26CleOVR0 600 400]

How Records Are Born

Great set of photos from 1954 (unearthed by Voices of East Anglia) showing the process that LP records are made.  The series of photos starts with an engineer splicing a tape from a recording to be mastered onto the pressing plate. [gallery link=”file” columns=”4”]

Two Million Photos From A Single Window

South Korean photographer Ahae has been taking photos for many years, but his recent project (now on exhibition at the Louvre in Paris) is a detailed examination of more than two million photos from a single window over a two year period, amassing anywhere from 2000 to 4000 photos a day.  His website contains many views which display the everyday changes to his common scenery.


If you live in Belgium, this should be how you adopt a cat.