Pink Floyd & Hipgnosis – Masters of Album Cover Art Exhibition 2014

Aubrey "Po" Powell from Hipgnosis Signing Darkside Cover Art

Aubrey “Po” Powell from Hipgnosis Signing Darkside Cover Art

St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham are exhibiting fine art print album cover art including pieces from Pink Floyd, 10CC, Led Zeppelin and others.

The event is a celebration of the output from design house Hipgnosis where Aubrey Powell (pictured right) and the late Storm Thorgerson led the design team to create some of the most iconic album cover art in the history of music.

Pink Floyd have had a long relationship with Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis. Storm was a childhood friend of the band growing up in Cambridge and produced many of Pink Floyd’s album covers.

The excellent book Mind Over Matter: The Images of Pink Floyd is an excellent document of the amazing work produced by Hipgnosis for the Pink Floyd; additionally, The Album Art of Hipgnosis also covers Pink Floyd but is a comprehensive document of some of the cutting edge creative output of Hipgnosis. Certainly worth looking at these two books.

Exhibition Launch Events

There is a launch event on Saturday 22nd February 2014 at St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham, England, between 10am and 6pm GMT. The exhibition runs from 22nd Feb to 5th April 2014 so plenty of time to go and see this spectacular exhibition of fine art editions of iconic album artwork.

Here is a selection of some of the iconic artwork produced by Hipgnosis for you pleasure. Full itinerary for the day follows after images below.

The launch itinerary for 22nd Feb includes the below:

*Amazing works on display by Hipgnosis-Including some classics, Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin etc, Plus unseen works and some recently published covers for 10cc

*TALK 2-3pm- From Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Graham Gouldman of 10cc

*Domeclub-the extremely popular 360 degree visual experience. Displaying creative images whilst listening to Floyd Albums. On throughout the day.

* Signing opportunities available for a small donation

*Refreshments throughout

This is a free event but please let us know you are attending and how many guests you will be bringing. Please contact  [email protected] or phone 0121 2365800.

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