Album Covers

Storm Thorgerson, 1944-2013

Storm ThorgersonLegendary album cover designer Storm Thorgerson succumbed to cancer this week, age 69.

Thorgerson and friend Aubrey Powell founded Hipgnosis, the design firm responsible for many of the greatest album covers of all time.

I remain a tremendous fan and encourage you to explore Thorgerson’s and his firm’s genius.  A good place to start is the Hipgnosis Album Cover Gallery.  You may be surprised looking through those album covers at what a significant part of your pop culture life Thorgerson has been.

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  1. Being unedumacated in so many ways, I didn’t know how much of what I looked at, and couldn’t look away from, came from that one particular firm. Thanks to the post your wrote, I am able to mourn this loss more completely.


  2. My Top 5:
    Pink Floyd – ‘Wish You Were Here’
    Wings – ‘Venus and Mars’
    Led Zeppelin – ‘Presence’
    10cc – ‘Deceptive Bends’
    UFO – ‘Phenomenon”


    • I’m glad you called out Deceptive Bends. That’s one of my favorites, too — a lot going on in that package. I might have to put together a “From the Stacks” on that one.


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