Joy Division custom NB

On display at Ran in Manchester is a custom NB by a mysterious Canadian with a thing for Joy Division / Factory Records.

The art from the band’s 1979 debut record is used in the tongue tag and insole.

“The album cover, designed by Peter Saville based on a graph of 100 consecutive pulses from the pulsar CP 1919, is regarded as a classic of minimalist sleeve design. The image was found by Sumner in a book of astronomy and represents “the final flashes of a dying star.”” — Wikipedia




Via Seenmy @ Exclusives, CT forums, EUKicks

34 Responses to “Joy Division custom NB”

  1. Perttu says:

    That is one beautiful sneaker.

  2. mei says:

    i can’t believe joy division has a shoe after them. nice.

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  5. Jacques Rigaut says:

    Is nothing sacred?

  6. Scott Ervin says:

    I would love to buy those.

  7. Diana says:

    That is so wrong I can’t even express it. Seriously, is nothing sacred?

  8. tylor says:

    when will the shoe be out? price? and how do i get them?

  9. […] about trying to get more into them so I could pull of wearing that bad ass t-shirt. These custom New Balances designed by Dylan Adair just take it to the next level (via monoscope). The graph shows up on the tongue of the shoe, […]

  10. davin says:

    Ian is rolling in his grave…

  11. jordan says:

    i want these shoes more than anything in the world.

  12. JS says:

    Do you want another CP 1919 pulsar-Unknown Pleasures shoes ?
    Vote for them :

  13. Janice says:

    These shoes own me.

  14. I wonder how much money Jordan has made from his shoe line? Probably in the billions!

  15. rebelmel says:

    im the owner of a store well established in Montreal and i would be trilled to sell those A-M-A-Z-I-N-G shoes.where can i get the info and the name of the genius who is reponsible for that design…
    RebelMel co-owner and designer of Scarlett…

  16. ly says:

    where can I have these shoes?

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  19. fany says:

    no k buenos tenis estan geniales
    los kiero maldita donde los puedo
    conseguir amo a joy division

  20. simon says:

    i agree, this is fucken stupid.

  21. José says:

    will someone tell me where can I buy this sneakers in Madrid?

  22. José says:

    podría decirme alguien dónde puedo encontar esta maravilla en Madrid?

  23. dillon says:

    this is the most ridiculous thing i have seen for a long time

  24. Edgar says:

    whre can i byuy this sneakers in México or on line??????

  25. brettyboy says:

    Ian Curtis would either piss himself laughing or cry at the thought of people wearing those.


  26. Iz says:

    Haha people, this is ONE COPY LIMITED shoes, the guy who made them is the guy who has them, not for sale, it wos a fucken rumor. Shoes are made by Dylan Adair, a Montrealer with good talent n good tastes (cept the trench coat :P)

  27. Sneaker Pimp says:

    A trainer that combines the power of Joy Division and the class of NB is a perfect match.

    Great band and great looking pair of trainers the sole looks the bomb!!

  28. leonel says:

    how can i buy one of those?

  29. VideoPortal says:

    It really set off a lively discussion between sneaker heads and Joy Division purists. What do you think about the critics?

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