Storm Thorgerson


Storm Thorgerson

Storm Thorgerson (born 1944 in Potters Bar, which was in Middlesex at the time and is now in Hertfordshire) is an English graphic designer. He was a key member of the British graphic art group Hipgnosis, and designed many of their most famous single and album covers. Perhaps his most famous designs are those for Pink Floyd. [ [http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/ptr/pfloyd/interview/great.html "Article on Storm Thorgerson"] , ""Q" magazine", 1992] His design for "Dark Side of the Moon" has been called one of the greatest album covers of all time. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A2848386 The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd's Iconic Album] , "BBC"] Many of his designs are notable for their surreal elements. He often places objects out of their traditional contexts, especially with vast spaces around them, to give them an awkward appearance while highlighting their beauty. To quote Thorgerson, "I like photography because it is a reality medium, unlike drawing which is unreal. I like to mess with reality...to bend reality. Some of my works beg the question of is it real or not?" [ [http://www.musicbox-online.com/stormart.html Taken by Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson] , "Music Box", October 2004, Volume 11, #10] Several books have been devoted to surveying Thorgerson's work over three-plus decades.

Works

Work with Hipgnosis

*10cc:
**"The Original Soundtrack" (1974)
**"How Dare You!" (1976)
**"Deceptive Bends" (1977)
**"Greatest Hits 1972-1978" (1979)
*AC/DC
**"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (1976)
*Ashra
**"Correlations (UK/EU)" (1979)

*Black Sabbath
**"Technical Ecstasy" (1976)
*Brand X
**"Moroccan Roll" (1975)
*Syd Barrett
**"The Madcap Laughs" (1970)
*Cortinas
**"Defiant Pose" (1977)
*Peter Gabriel:
**"Peter Gabriel (I)" (1977)
**"Peter Gabriel (II)" (1978)
**"Peter Gabriel (III)" (1979)
*Genesis:
**"The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" (1974)
**"…And Then There Were Three…" (1978)
*David Gilmour:
**"David Gilmour" (1978)
*I Am Spoonbender
**"Shown Actual Size" (1977/2002)
*Billy Karloff
**"Let the Fingers Do the Talking" (1982)
*Led Zeppelin:
**"Houses of the Holy" (1973)
**"Presence" (1976)
**"In Through the Out Door" (1979)
*Nick Mason
**"Fictitious Sports" (1981)
*The Nice
**"Elegy" (1971)
*Pink Floyd:
**"A Saucerful of Secrets" (1968)
**"Soundtrack from the Film More" (1969)
**"Ummagumma" (1969)
**"Atom Heart Mother" (1970)
**"Meddle" (1971)
**"Obscured by Clouds" (1972)
**"The Dark Side of the Moon" (1973)
**"Wish You Were Here" (1975)
**"Animals" (1977)
**"A Collection of Great Dance Songs" (1981) (under the pseudonym of TCP - Thorgerson, Christopherson and Powell)
*Quatermass:
**"Quatermass" (1970)
*Styx:
**"Pieces of Eight" (1978)
*Trees
**"On the Shore" (1971)
*Richard Wright
**"Wet Dream" (1978)
*Yes
**"Going for the One" (1977)
**"Tormato" (1978)

olo work

*10cc:
**"Mirror Mirror (1994)
*Anthrax
**"Stomp 442" (1995)
*Audioslave
**"Audioslave" (2002)
*Catherine Wheel:
** "Chrome" (1993)
** "Happy Days" (1995)
** "Like Cats and Dogs" (compilation) (1996)
** "Adam And Eve" (1997)
** "Wishville" (2000)
*Biffy Clyro:
**"Puzzle" (2007)
***"Saturday Superhouse" (2007)
***"Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies" (2007)
***"Folding Stars" (2007)
***"Machines" (2007)
*The Cranberries:
**"Bury the Hatchet" (1999)
**"Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (2001)
*Bruce Dickinson
**"Tattooed Millionaire" (music video) (1990)
**"All the Young Dudes" (music video) (1990)
**"Skunkworks" (1996)
*Dream Theater:
**"A Change of Seasons" (1995)
**"Falling Into Infinity" (1997)
**"Once In A LIVEtime" (1998)
**"5 Years in a LIVEtime" (1998)
*Ian Dury and The Blockheads
**"Mr. Love Pants" (1998)
*Ellis, Beggs, & Howard
**"Homelands" (1989)
*Ethnix
**"Home Is Where The Head Is" (2002)
*Europe
**"Secret Society" (2006)
*
*David Gilmour
**"About Face" (1984)
***"Blue Light" and "All Lovers Are Deranged" music videos (1984)
**"David Gilmour in Concert DVD" (2002)
*Helloween
**"Pink Bubbles Go Ape" (1991)
*The Mars Volta:
**"De-Loused in the Comatorium" (2003)
***"Inertiatic ESP" single (2003)
***"Televators" single (2003)
**"Frances The Mute" (2005)
***"The Widow" single (2005)
*Muse:
**"Absolution" (2003)
***"Butterflies and Hurricanes" single (2004)
**"Black Holes and Revelations" (2006)
*Alan Parsons:
**"Try Anything Once" (1993)
**"On Air" (1996)
**"The Time Machine" (1999)
*Phish
**"Slip Stitch and Pass" (1997)
*Pink Floyd:
**"A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987)
***"Learning To Fly" music video (1987)
**"Delicate Sound of Thunder" (1988)
**"Shine On" (1992)
**"The Division Bell" (1994)
***"High Hopes" music video (1994)
**"P*U*L*S*E" (1995)
**"Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81" (2000)
**"" (2001)
**"Oh, By the Way" (2007)
*Program the Dead
**"Program The Dead" (2005)
*Rainbow
**"Bent Out of Shape" (1983)
***"Street of Dreams" music video (1983)
*Styx
**"Cyclorama" (2003)
*The Offspring
**Splinter (2003)
*Thornley
**"Come Again" (2004)
*Umphrey's McGee
**"Safety In Numbers (2006)
**"The Bottom Half (2007)
*Ween
**"The Mollusk" (1997)
*Rick Wright
**"Broken China" (1996)
*Yes
**"Owner of a Lonely Heart" music video (1983)
*Paul Young
**"Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" music video (1983)
*Younger Brother
**Last Days of Gravity (2007)
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**"Rapt. Dept." (2005)
**"17" (2005)
**"Ignoto" (2005)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.stormthorgerson.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/content/articles/2007/05/16/storm_thorgerson_feature.shtml BBC Feature and audio interview]


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