Goth is the color of my true love's heart, clearly, if she's wearing one of these. Condensing the iconic design of Unknown Pleasures into a curio ring actually isn't a bad idea: there's something nice about a shrunken visual representation of a pulsar star's spectral emissions squeezed into a relatively affordable hunk of metal. So much weighty cosmic significance for such a little doodad, and you can wear it anywhere your discontented heart should take you.
Craftwerk is a new recurring feature on Stereogum, in which we’ll unearth some of the oddest, most unlikely indie-rock-related fan-created crafts on the web. The first installment of this franchise was published last November, in a story listing the 10 Weirdest Radiohead Items On Etsy. Today, the the series kicks off in earnest, with 10 bizarre homemade tributes to the great Joy Division, all available for purchase on Etsy.
Etsy, you bring us such wondrous gifts. Unlicensed merchandise for classic bands? Check. Creations of such unfathomable weirdness they must be seen and shared to be believed? Oh yeah.
I wonder what the ghost of Ian Curtis would think, if ghosts were real, and if he could see the incredibly weird arts and crafts some creative fans have crafted in his image. Would he beat his incorporeal fists against the walls of his spectral prison? Would he pause to admire the devotion and hard work inspired by the art he created in his short, troubled life? Hard to say, but I like to think our pre-goth poet laureate had a healthy sense of humor. I pray you do as well, as you proceed into the depths of the indescribably odd merchandise that will appear on this list: These are the 10 weirdest Joy Division items I could find on Etsy.