AN IDEAL FOR LIVING 7" Enigma Records PSS 139
Released June 1978 - by September it was sold out and was reissued that month on 12"
The sleeve was printed on a 14" x 14" piece of thin card and then folded - click on scans below to see the whole thing
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The front sleeve image appears to be inspired by a Hitler Youth poster and the image inside is from a photo of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Joy Division Central are uncomfortable publishing such imagery and do so only for historical accuracy and completeness.
The original printer's artwork resurfaced around 2007 when John Cooper found it under a pile of books in his home:
Images of the printer's artwork - covered and uncovered thanks to John Cooper