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Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

"Many people agree that Storm Thorgerson is the best album designer in the world. Look at the evidence. By which I mean look at your collection of LPs." Douglas Adams from ’Eye of the Storm’ 2000.

He began Hipgnosis with Aubrey Powell in the 60’s, more by chance than anything, and ended up designing album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis and many others. In 1983 he turned to videos by forming Green Back Films with Po and Peter Christopherson, and making clips for Paul Young, Yes, Robert Plant and Nik Kershaw, before disbanding in 1985. He later joined PMI, Harry Films and Lee Lacy and has been making films ever since. 

Born, if that’s the word, in Potters Bar, Middlesex in 1944. Moved through Grays in Essex and Whitley Bay in Northumberland and settled in Cambridge. Educated at A.S. Neill’s Summerhill, the original free school. Disturbed early years were followed by exciting teenage life in the early 1960’s, in Cambridge, from which emerged several artists and musicians including Pink Floyd.  Adolescence blighted only by parents’ divorce. Dedicated student for six years reading English at Leicester University and then studying Film and TV at the Royal College of Art.

Storm has written and produced some of the most essential books on album cover design ever, including ’Walk Away Renee’, ’Mind Over Matter’ and ’Eye of the Storm’. Many say that Storm Thorgerson could genuinely claim to be the 6th member of Pink Floyd, certainly his visuals for them and others have played an essential part in the psyche of rock and roll culture.

Sadly Storm passed away in April 2013, Rockarchive is honoured to showcase his work.

 

Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here by Storm Thorgerson

Inner sleeve artwork for Pink Floyd's album Wish You Were Here by Storm Thorgerson

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Alternative artwork for Pink Floyd's album Division Bell by Storm Thorgerson

Pink Floyd

Alternative version of the album cover for Division Bell, subtly different from the iconic original

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's album Atom Heart Mother

Pink Floyd

Alternative version cover art for Pink Floyd's fifth studio album Atom Heart Mother (known as Wire Cow - or Why A Cow?)

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's live single of Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd

Cover art for the live single of Wish You Were Here. 'What you see is what you get - two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl'

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Alan Parson's album On Air

Alan Parsons

'I took the notion of an idea, that of a light bulb above a head'. Cover artwork for Alan Parson's second album On Air

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Alan Parson's album Try Anything Once

Alan Parsons

Cover artwork for Alan Parson's 1993 album Try Anything Once - 'I imagined the great bungee jumpers of the sky dropping in '.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Blinker The Star's album August Everywhere

Blinker the Star

Cover artwork for Blinker The Star's third album, August Everywhere, shot by Storm Thorgerson

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Catherine Wheel's album Wishville

Catherine Wheel

'Identical shapes, one mirror, one picture, one window. How would you know which was which? 'Cover art for Catherine Wheel's album Wishville

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Catherine Wheel's single Gasoline

Catherine Wheel

Cover art for Catherine Wheel's 2000 single Gasoline created using 300 8x6" colour prints temporarily attached to silver birch trees.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for The Cranberries's single Promises

The Cranberries

The cover art for The Cranberries single 'Promises' designed by Storm Thorgerson in 1999.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Deepest Blue's album Is It a Sin

Deepest Blue

Album cover for Deepest Blue's 1994 release 'Is it a Sin' designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Ian Dury's Reasons to be Cheerful

Ian Dury

Artwork for Ian Dury's 'Reasons to be Cheerful' designed in 2001 by Storm Thorgerson

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Mars Volta's album Deloused in the Comatorium

Mars Volta by Storm Thorgerson

Album artwork for Mars Volta's 'De-loused in the Comatorium' from 2003 designed by Storm Thorgerson and set in West London

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Mars Volta's album Frances The Mute

Mars Volta

Album cover for Mars Volta's 'Frances the Mute' created in Bedfordshire, UK in 2004 by Storm Thorgerson

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Muse's Butterflies & Hurricanes

Muse

Cover artwork for Muse's 'Butterflies and Hurricanes' released in 2004 and designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Muse's album Black Holes & Revelations

Muse

Alternative version of cover artwork for Muse's 2006 album 'Black Holes & Revelations' designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Nigel Kennedy (KSPI001ST)

Nigel Kennedy

Intended album cover for Nigel Kennedy's 'Kreisler' released in 1998 and designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for OAR's album Stories of A Stranger

O.A.R (Of A Revolution)

Cover artwork for O.A.R's 2005 album 'Stories of a Stranger' designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson commissioned for Offspring's album Splinter

Offspring

'What more likely family to splinter than a glass family'. Commissioned for Offspring's 2003 album Splinter

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson commissioned for Offspring's album Splinter

Offspring

'I envisaged the splinter as a sharp moon about to pierce the heart of a lover' Commissioned for Offspring's 2003 album Splinter

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Phish (PHIS001ST)

Phish

'I thought of improvisation as a large ball of string (a melody as yet unravelled)'. Cover art for Phish's 1997 album Slip Stitch and Pass

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson designed for the cover of Pink Floyd's album Momentary Lapse of Reason

Pink Floyd

The idea of beds for the Momentary Lapse cover came from a line of lyric - ‘Visions of an empty bed’ (Yet Another Movie)

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson designed to promote Pink Floyd's exhibition Interstellar

Pink Floyd

This stark image was a poster designed to promote the Pink Floyd exhibition, Interstellar, at the Paris Cité De La Musique in October 2003.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson to promote Pink Floyd's Back Catalogue

Pink Floyd

Alternative version of the image designed to advertise the Pink Floyd back catalogue in 1997 designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's Division Bell

Pink Floyd

Alternative version of the cover artwork for Pink Floyd's 1994 album 'Division Bell' designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Alternative artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Pink Floyd's exhibition Interstellar

Pink Floyd

Version of the Interstellar poster art devised for the 2003 Pink Floyd exhibition in Paris

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Alternative version for Pink Floyd's exhibition Interstellar by Storm Thorgerson

Pink Floyd

Alternative version of Interstellar poster artwork created for the 2003 Pink Floyd exhibition in Paris

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Variant of the artwork for Pink Floyd's album Division Bell by Storm Thorgerson

Pink Floyd

Variant of the album cover for Division Bell using alternative Stone Heads

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Pink Floyd (PFLO023ST)

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd's 'Chip Off The Old Block' artwork designed by Storm Thorgerson: the block represents vinyl singles

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Pink Floyd (PFLO024ST)

Pink Floyd

Artwork designed by Storm Thorgerson for the Pink Floyd 30th Anniversary campaign

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Pink Floyd (PFLO025ST)

Pink Floyd

Artwork for Pink Floyd's Pulse DVD released in 2006 and designed by Storm Thorgerson

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Program The Dead (PROD001ST) (1)

Program The Dead

Storm Thorgerson's inspired cover artwork for Program The Dead's debut album

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Rick Wright's album Broken China

Rick Wright

The artwork for Richard Wright, fabled keyboard player from popular rock and roll ensemble Pink Floyd, 1996 solo album Broken China.

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Thornley's album Come Again

Thornley

Cover art for Thornley's 2004 debut album 'Come Again' designed by Storm Thorgerson and shot in Weston Super Mare, UK

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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for Yumi Matsutoya's single Setsugekka

Yumi Matsutoya

Cover artwork for Yumi Matsutoya's 2003 single Setsugekka. 'A girl sinking under the weight of her memories'

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