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Joy Division's debut album artwork turned into a 3D-printed sculpture

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Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures

Physical albums may be slowly going extinct, but that doesn't mean we don't miss the beauty of cracking open a new record and enjoying some real, tangible album art. It looks like one Michael Zoellner agrees with us, because he took physical album art one step further and made a 3D printout of the cover of Joy Division's debut album Unknown Pleasures. "After watching Grant Gee's documentary Joy Division, I decided I had to print the iconic cover of their first album Unknown Pleasures in 3D," says Zoellner. "Unfortunately I could not find a single vector graphic or 3D model anywhere." So in the end, Zoellner just created his own 3D printing files and got the artwork printed for himself. While it sounds like he's still not 100 percent satisfied with the results, we think the white printed model (which you can see above) looks pretty excellent. Given the monochromatic nature of the Unknown Pleasures cover, it was a pretty perfect candidate for a 3D print job — at the least, it was probably an easier cover to build a 3D printing file for than the band's second album Closer.