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Ian Curtis Mug

£12.50

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Ian Curtis Mug

Ian Curtis Mug featuring an original pencil drawing by Mark Reynolds.

Our mugs hold 110z and are printed professionally right here in the uk using a special ink that turns to gas to penetrate the surface leaving a vibrant image glossy high finish on the product.

100% Dishwasher Safe

Mugs are shipped in specially made polystyrene boxes to ensure no damages. Free Postage and Packaging is available on all accessories (excluding T-Shirts and Hoodies) by entering coupon code “FREE” at the checkout.

Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Divison. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980. Curtis, who suffered from epilepsy and depression, committed suicide on 18 May 1980, on the eve of Joy Division’s first North American tour, resulting in the band’s dissolution and the subsequent formation of New Order.

Ian Curtis was known for his baritone voice, dance style, and songwriting filled with imagery of desolation, emptiness and alienation.

In 1995, Curtis’ widow Deborah published  Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division, a biography of the singer. His life and death have been dramatised in the films 24 hour party people (2002) and Control (2007).

Ian Curtis’ last live performance was on 2 May 1980, at High Hall of Birmingham Universit, a show that included Joy Division’s first and only performance of “Cememony“, later recorded by New Order and released as their first single. The last song  Ian Curtis performed on stage was “Digital”. The recording of this performance is on the Still album.

Much of Mark’s work draws inspiration from iconic figures in music, sport and film.

Memorable images from decades gone by are brought to life in stunning fashion, featuring the likes of Liam and Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown (Stone Roses), Paul Weller, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley and Tom Finney to name a few.

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