I’m DJing for electro rock band The Whip at Wrongbar tonight (1279 Queen Street West). Hailing from Manchester, UK, it’s inevitable that comparisons to New Order and Joy Division are being made. While I can somewhat hear the likeness in their music, it’s their album art that makes me wonder if The Whip’s keyboardist Danny Saville is related to Manchester’s legendary graphic designer Peter Saville.
Peter Saville recently designed a limited edition Microsoft Zune media player to commemorate the release of the Joy Division Documentary. All 500 copies of this Zune come pre-loaded with the film. The Zune features Saville’s album art for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures.