I guess Walt Disney was a Joy Division fan. Disney is now selling T-shirts based on the album cover of the band’s famous album, 1979’s Unknown Pleasures. This is actually kind of cool, but I’m confused that, of all the album covers to pick from, they would pick an album from a somewhat obscure band whose lead singer committed suicide and whose most famous song is called “Love Will Tear Us Apart”. I was thinking a Sgt. Peppers reference with all the Disney characters would be more appealing.
Now the album cover is technically a reference to CP 1919, but I think Disney is trying to appeal to their post-punk audience, which clearly makes up most of Disney’s demographic. It’s an odd choice, but it’s clever enough that it could be a success.