The image of mourning on the cover is from a photograph of the Appiani family tomb in theCimitero Monumentale di Staglieno in the Italian city of Genoa. Released on 18 July, 1980, just after the suicide of Ian Curtis, it was the second and last album of studio recordings; everything released since then is either a compilation or a live album.
As a marketing took, the cover image has enormous command. When applied to this flyer, advertising a live performance by Peter Hook (separate from the rest of New Order), it has an incredible appeal.
Performance poster for The Light, featuring Peter Hook.