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Calling for a moratorium on Joy Division mashup T-shirts


 
Peter Saville‘s iconic cover art for Joy Division‘s Unknown Pleasures album is becoming nearly as ubiquitous as the Black Flag bars when it comes to Post-Irony Age Internet appropriation. If there’s any question, we’re offering two dozen examples of t-shirt mashups that make us hate life.

Oscar Wilde said that sarcasm was “the lowest form of wit,” but Wilde never lived to experience the “mashup” genre. As Ian Curtis himself questioned on the Unknown Pleasures album: “Where will it end?”
 

We posted about this one, actually produced by the Walt Disney Corporation, back in 2012. It was killed by an angry Internet, and removed from the Disney catalog.
 

 
Worf/Unknown Pleasures mashup. - We wrote about this one last year. From Threadless.
 
More of these mashups after the jump…

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Joy Division for the kiddies: What is this ‘Unknown Pleasure’?
05.20.2013
09:16 am

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Amusing
Fashion
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Unknown Pleasures


 
Amusing t-shirt design in response to all those gazillion Tumblr images of Joy Division’s iconic album cover for Unknown Pleasures.

The t-shirt is by Adam J. Kurtz and it’s available to purchase for $25.00 here.

Via Post Punk Tumblr

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‘Unknown Pleasures’: The story behind Joy Division’s iconic album cover
10.16.2012
06:59 am

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Art
History
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Unknown Pleasures


 
Graphic designer and artist Peter Saville tells the interesting back-story on how the now iconic Joy Division Unknown Pleasures album cover art came to be in 1979. 
 

 
Via Nerdcore

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The Cloak Of Unknown Pleasures
10.02.2009
02:18 pm

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Fashion

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Joy Division
Goth
Unknown Pleasures
Jos?

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Attention Obama family (or those who do their shopping for them): this Joy Division cloak will make the perfect Christmas gift for those Zapatero daughters!

(Via Coilhouse)

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