This Python script takes in a heightmap picture and turns it into an Unknown Pleasures album artwork work style picture. There are a bunch of sliders to change the output to your liking. I obtained some inspiration from garrettdreyfus‘s mission, nevertheless I truly wished a consequence that further precisely represented the customary artwork work style.
A recreation of the customary cover:
And the corresponding enter heightmap (I additionally messed with the sliders a bunch):
A plot of the sector with elevation:
California with random noise: