Steve McGarry, D.B. Glen. Joy Division, An Ideal for Living. 1978

Steve McGarry, D.B. Glen Joy Division, An Ideal for Living 1978

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This poster uses the same imagery as the twelve-inch version of the band's first record, released under their own Anonymous Records label. The gloomy, richly tonal photograph of industrial scaffolding replaced the controversial cover design of the EP that featured a Hitler Youth member beating a drum, with the words "Joy! Division" in black-letter font, arousing suspicions that the band had Nazi sympathies.

Gallery label from Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2016.
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
24 1/4 x 17" (61.6 x 43.2 cm)
Credit
Gift of Lawrence Benenson
Object number
244.2012
Department
Architecture and Design

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