Unknown Pleasures served as the opening act of Saville's career and the development of his unique visual language. The thirty years since the release of the album has seen Saville become one of the most significant figures not only in music graphics but in contemporary design. Yet in the three decades since it was produced, and despite its ambiguous meaning, Unknown Pleasures has retained its fresh and otherworldly appearance, and continues to invite curiosity and fascination—a difficult achievement in the fast-moving and ephemeral universe of pop graphics.