Scratch The Surface :: Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface is a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard that that takes a look at particularly interesting cover art choices.

Minimalism is a fine line to walk. There's a point where you really are saying too little about something - where the emphasis is lost between creator and viewer. But more than almost any other album art I can think of, Joy Division's become a member or log in.