Storm Thorgerson

About Artist: Born in 1944, Storm Thorgerson is the most respected album cover artist. He is renowned for his art on iconic album covers such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Educated at Leicester University he graduated with a BA Hons in English and Philosophy and an MA in film and TV from the Royal College of Art, London. In 1968 Thorgerson formed Hipgnosis with Aubrey Powell, a graphic design studio specializing in creative photography. Working mainly in the music business designing album covers for many rock ‘n’ roll bands including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, 10cc, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney, Syd Barrett and Styx. In 1983 Storm, along with Po and Peter Christopherson, formed Green Back Films and embarked on producing numerous rock videos including material for Paul Young, Yes, Nik Kershaw, Robert Plant, Interferon, Nona Hendryx, Big Country and many others and also long forms for Barry Gibb (Voyager), Yumi Matsutoya (Train of Thought), and Channel Q a heavy metal compilation for Polygram Records. Thorgerson then went on to make videos by himself. His work included Learning To Fly for Pink Floyd which won “best director” at Billboard), He continued designing album covers for Pink Floyd, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, Anthrax, amongst others, and branched out into documentaries, making Art Of Tripping for Ch 4 in 1993, a two part exploration of the connections between drugs and artists. In 1994 Storm directed six short films for Pink Floyd which were screened at concerts during their world tour.

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