Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division
Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division

Rob Gretton’s first job as manager of fledgling band Joy Division was to commission Steve McGarry – the artist who had previously created sleeve designs for a host of Manchester punk and new wave luminaries, including Slaughter and The Dogs, Ed Banger and The Nosebleeds, John Cooper Clarke and Jilted John – to design a record sleeve for “An Ideal For Living,” the group’s debut 12” release.

To promote the record, McGarry also designed a set of 12 badges. Produced by punk badge publisher Better Badges, black on white versions were released to the public, while a small number of white on black versions were reserved exclusively for the band.

Now, for the first time since 1978, Steve McGarry’s Joy Division designs have been reproduced once more, with collectors offered the opportunity to obtain both versions of these iconic sets.

Joy Division

Iconic Badge Collection

What's Your Rupture?
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Album artwork for Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division by Iconic Badge Collection - Joy Division
Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division
Merchandise+

£26.99

The Special Edition. White Print with Black Background Badges with White Card Stock.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 100 copies
Released 02/12/2022Catalogue Number

JOYBLACKBADGES

Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division
Merchandise

£21.99

The Original Edition. Black Print with White Background Badges with Black Card Stock.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 250 copies
Released 02/12/2022Catalogue Number

JOYWHITEBADGES

Joy Division

Iconic Badge Collection

What's Your Rupture?
Album artwork for Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division by Iconic Badge Collection - Joy Division
Album artwork for Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division by Iconic Badge Collection - Joy Division
Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division
Merchandise+

£26.99

The Special Edition. White Print with Black Background Badges with White Card Stock.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 100 copies
Released 02/12/2022Catalogue Number

JOYBLACKBADGES

Album artwork for Iconic Badge Collection by Joy Division
Merchandise

£21.99

The Original Edition. Black Print with White Background Badges with Black Card Stock.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 250 copies
Released 02/12/2022Catalogue Number

JOYWHITEBADGES

Rob Gretton’s first job as manager of fledgling band Joy Division was to commission Steve McGarry – the artist who had previously created sleeve designs for a host of Manchester punk and new wave luminaries, including Slaughter and The Dogs, Ed Banger and The Nosebleeds, John Cooper Clarke and Jilted John – to design a record sleeve for “An Ideal For Living,” the group’s debut 12” release.

To promote the record, McGarry also designed a set of 12 badges. Produced by punk badge publisher Better Badges, black on white versions were released to the public, while a small number of white on black versions were reserved exclusively for the band.

Now, for the first time since 1978, Steve McGarry’s Joy Division designs have been reproduced once more, with collectors offered the opportunity to obtain both versions of these iconic sets.