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CP 1919 skirt
The radio image of Jocelyn Bell Burnell's CP 1919 pulsar has found much fame since Bernard Sumner rediscovered the 1967 graphic in an astronomy book and suggested its use for the 1979 Peter Saville-designed Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures.  That usage of it has been much imitated, applied and re-interpreted since and is arguably the most famous, if not culturally significant, usage of the stellargraph.  There are, naturally, other instances of such imagery being co-opted from the source but it would be disingenuous of any contemporary designer to say they had no knowledge of it’s previous major appearance.
One recent addition to the neutron-star-chic canon is this Italian-made LovelySally shiny-look stretch skirt, “Pulsar 1919”.  Available to mail-order apparently, and doubtless the potential Joy Division market never even occurred to them ;o)  Though I somewhat suspect it may shortly, as word of this particular bum-hugger spreads.

CP 1919 skirt

The radio image of Jocelyn Bell Burnell's CP 1919 pulsar has found much fame since Bernard Sumner rediscovered the 1967 graphic in an astronomy book and suggested its use for the 1979 Peter Saville-designed Joy Division album Unknown Pleasures.  That usage of it has been much imitated, applied and re-interpreted since and is arguably the most famous, if not culturally significant, usage of the stellargraph.  There are, naturally, other instances of such imagery being co-opted from the source but it would be disingenuous of any contemporary designer to say they had no knowledge of it’s previous major appearance.

One recent addition to the neutron-star-chic canon is this Italian-made LovelySally shiny-look stretch skirt, “Pulsar 1919”.  Available to mail-order apparently, and doubtless the potential Joy Division market never even occurred to them ;o)  Though I somewhat suspect it may shortly, as word of this particular bum-hugger spreads.

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