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(Telegraph)   Long time Pink Floyd art collaborator Storm Thorgerson joins the great gig in the sky   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 41
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2013-04-18 09:01:39 PM
jefferson airplane?
 
2013-04-18 11:18:04 PM
SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND.
 
2013-04-18 11:18:27 PM
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RIP Strom Thurmond
 
2013-04-18 11:29:06 PM
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Storm Thorgerson designed the album artwork for Led Zeppelin's Presence LP, the Obelisk.

It was said Jimmy Page had second thoughts about the design, saying it was more fitting for Pink Floyd or Yes. But considering the dark period of that time for Led Zeppelin, the album art proved quite fitting.

/don't act like you already knew
 
2013-04-18 11:31:56 PM
You run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
 
2013-04-18 11:32:46 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-18 11:35:32 PM

lh4.googleusercontent.com


Best Floyd cover - it's an ear!
 
2013-04-18 11:42:36 PM
FREE BIIIIIIRD!!!
/got nuthin'
 
2013-04-18 11:58:18 PM

HempHead: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 599x600]
Best Floyd cover - it's an ear!


Hipgnosis (Thorgerson's art group) didn't do that cover.  It's an interesting cover, but he didn't do it.
 
2013-04-18 11:58:20 PM
Wasn't he part of, or at least somewhat associated with Hipgnosis?

/great covers
// RIP
/// listened to Mars Volta's "Frances the Mute" the other day, for the first time in years, correct me if I'm wrong but I think he co-designed that album cover...
 
2013-04-19 12:11:18 AM
lol @ Coco LaFemme

TWO SECONDS!!!! *shakes fist*
 
2013-04-19 12:12:36 AM
I read that as Strom Thurmond. WTF
 
2013-04-19 12:14:35 AM
My personal faves of his:

1.bp.blogspot.com

www.ozmusiccollector.com.au

cdn.7static.com
 
2013-04-19 12:15:25 AM
I should clarify - especially in the case of Falling into Infinity, my love for the cover doesn't necessarily reflect my love for the album ;)
 
2013-04-19 12:17:36 AM

Coco LaFemme: HempHead: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 599x600]
Best Floyd cover - it's an ear!

Hipgnosis (Thorgerson's art group) didn't do that cover.  It's an interesting cover, but he didn't do it.


Yes he did, I own the mans coffee table book of album artwork he did for Pink Floyd and it's in there.
 
2013-04-19 12:22:07 AM

Andric: I should clarify - especially in the case of Falling into Infinity, my love for the cover doesn't necessarily reflect my love for the album ;)


Glad you clarified that. I like me some DT, but definitely not that album.
 
2013-04-19 12:39:16 AM

Now I Is!: Coco LaFemme: HempHead: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 599x600]
Best Floyd cover - it's an ear!

Hipgnosis (Thorgerson's art group) didn't do that cover.  It's an interesting cover, but he didn't do it.

Yes he did, I own the mans coffee table book of album artwork he did for Pink Floyd and it's in there.


Bob Dowling photographed the ear for the cover.  Thorgerson's original suggestion for the cover was overruled by the band, and they went in a different direction.  I don't know what part of the overall visual concept they created, but Storm didn't take that picture.
 
2013-04-19 12:45:01 AM

Bane of Broone: Andric: I should clarify - especially in the case of Falling into Infinity, my love for the cover doesn't necessarily reflect my love for the album ;)

Glad you clarified that. I like me some DT, but definitely not that album.


Yeah me too.  It does have its moments, though.  I still listen to "Trial of Tears" semi-regularly.
 
2013-04-19 12:50:42 AM
Did he do this one?

cdn.americansongwriter.com

If not, who did this one? I've always found something haunting about it, and even used it for a motivational poster once:

ishkur.com

Apparently there are two versions of it. The other version has the man on fire looking more proud and dignified:

991.com

I'm not sure what that symbolizes but it's somewhat thought-provoking, as all good art should be.
 
2013-04-19 12:51:35 AM
Also, put me down for Slip Stitch and Pass by Phish.
 
2013-04-19 01:53:02 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
/hot rip
 
2013-04-19 02:58:10 AM

Torion!: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 480x744]
/hot rip


shiat... this is why I sold two of those today. Time to jack the price up on whatever copies I have left in inventory.
 
2013-04-19 05:02:25 AM

Ishkur: I'm not sure what that symbolizes but it's somewhat thought-provoking, as all good art should be.


It symbolizes someone getting burned in a coropate business deal.
 
2013-04-19 08:46:28 AM
Goodnight, artistic man.
 
2013-04-19 09:09:30 AM
A true genius. RIP.

Pigs flying at half mast today.
 
2013-04-19 09:28:05 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: Wasn't he part of, or at least somewhat associated with Hipgnosis?


Yep, along with Peter Christopherson and Aubrey Powell. They also did book covers and movie posters. If you were alive and awake in the 70s, it was hard to avoid their work.

My only complaint was that the work was a bit slick at times. Rumor was that Powell wanted to hire Jimmy Grashow to give them a bit of "earthy" textures to their stuff, but Grashow turned them down and they hired Christopherson instead.

Grashow did the original cover to Jethro Tull's "Stand Up" with the woodcut and cardboard pop-up in the gatefold. One of the greatest album covers of all time, IMHO, and sadly forgotten. The reissue is missing the pop-up and the colors are muted on the woodcut.

The 12" square album cover was one of the best things about rock in Ye Olde Dayes. And they were useful. Recently I was listening to Todd Rundgren's "Something/Anything" and when I opened the gatefold, a little seed dropped out.

/lawn, off
 
2013-04-19 09:28:31 AM

Disgruntled Goat: Ishkur: I'm not sure what that symbolizes but it's somewhat thought-provoking, as all good art should be.

It symbolizes someone getting burned in a coropate business deal.




Burned by a music label.

Welcome to the machine.
 
2013-04-19 09:57:27 AM

HempHead: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 599x600]
Best Floyd cover - it's an ear!


Have this and Ummagumma on original vinyl. Yes, with Gigi on the cover.
 
2013-04-19 10:19:35 AM
I remember news reports of a ufo over France that turned out to be the inflatable pig from the Animals cover photo-shoot, which had gotten untethered and flew away. I always suspected they did it on purpose.

I also went to London once and as I was on the train from the airport, we passed the Hoover Factory (I think that's what it's named), and I thought 'Hey, Hoover Factory.'
 
2013-04-19 11:03:50 AM

Dear Jerk: I remember news reports of a ufo over France that turned out to be the inflatable pig from the Animals cover photo-shoot, which had gotten untethered and flew away. I always suspected they did it on purpose.

I also went to London once and as I was on the train from the airport, we passed the Hoover Factory (I think that's what it's named), and I thought 'Hey, Hoover Factory.'


Are you talking about the 'factory' on the cover with the pig?  Cause that's Battersea Power Station.
 
2013-04-19 11:51:19 AM
Beef Chesterslab inconsolable.
 
2013-04-19 12:00:21 PM
That's what I get for taking civics lessons from rock songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FAzWgY8Ftc">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=_FAzWgY8Ftc

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2013-04-19 12:36:32 PM
www.progarchives.com

One of my favorites.  For the Umphrey's Mcgee album "Safety in Numbers"
 
2013-04-19 03:12:23 PM
He did almost all of Alan Parsons's covers as well, both with and without the Project.  By far the best rock album cover artist, ever.  He will be greatly missed.
 
2013-04-19 03:22:43 PM
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Always loved that one. Like the cover of Echos, too, but I think more b/c of my fondness for Floyd

www.pinkfloydz.com
 
2013-04-19 03:58:14 PM
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R.I.P STIG TØFTING

 
2013-04-19 04:59:15 PM

Bane of Broone: Andric: I should clarify - especially in the case of Falling into Infinity, my love for the cover doesn't necessarily reflect my love for the album ;)

Glad you clarified that. I like me some DT, but definitely not that album.


Upon further research, apparently they put out the Demo version of that album before the label cocked it up.... And it's way better than the actual album.
 
2013-04-19 05:57:10 PM
Still better than white-sheet collaborator strom thurmond..
 
2013-04-19 06:08:36 PM
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RIP Storm Fabian
 
2013-04-20 01:03:11 AM
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RIP Turd Ferguson
 
2013-04-20 11:46:33 AM

Punk Floyd: RIP Storm Fabian


With your username... that should earn you a 30 day time out.

/respect... he deserves some.
 
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