The Hipgnosis Album Cover Gallery


Hipgnosis is The Beatles of album cover art —  nobody has ever done it better than the British design firm founded by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell.  Their first cover was Pink Floyd’s 1968 album A Saucerful of Secrets and their last was Led Zeppelin’s Coda, released in 1982.  There’s quite a bit of poetry in that.  In their fifteen years together the firm produced many of the most iconic covers in music history. Below is a gallery of all 190 Hipgnosis covers (Note:  I haven’t found an image of Hignosis’s 48th album cover, 1972’s self-titled Danta.)

For more information check out the book For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis.

 

11 thoughts on “The Hipgnosis Album Cover Gallery

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  5. Utterly fantastic work! I think however that Peter Saville pretty handily squeaks by them as the best, at least in my subjective opinion :)

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