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Squaring The Circle Story of Hipgnosis

BluRay of Squaring The Circle The Story of Hipgnosis Out in August

If you don’t fancy watching the feature length documentary of Squaring The Circle The Story of Hipgnosis in your local cinema, perhaps through fear of local youths throwing things at you like at my cinema in Liverpool, then you might prefer to invest in an excellent collectors edition BluRay instead. It is only £18 and is released 7th August 2023. Alternatively, you can stream on Amazon Prime Video for £9.99. Celebrated photographer, creative director and filmmaker Anton Corbijn’s first feature documentary SQUARING THE CIRCLE (the story of hipgnosis) tells the story of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, the creative geniuses behind the iconic album art design studio, Hipgnosis, responsible for some of the most recognizable album covers of all time. They formed Hipgnosis in Cambridge during the ferment of the sixties and became rock royalty during the boom time of the seventies. They conjured into existence sights that no...

Squaring The Circle The Story of Hipgnosis

Squaring The Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) In Cinemas 14th July

In his first full-length film, acclaimed photographer and director Anton Corbijn explores the story of Hipgnosis, the design studio behind some of the most iconic album covers in rock history, in “Squaring The Circle: The Story Of Hipgnosis.” Featuring rock legends such as Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, and members of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, the documentary delves into the creative process and legacy of the London-based studio formed by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell. Celebrated covers designed by Hipgnosis include Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses Of The Holy’, and many more. The film, which intertwines archival footage and new interviews, narrates the impact of the studio during the creative boom of the ’70s, underscoring its integral role in shaping the visual aesthetics of popular music. “Squaring The Circle” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on July 7, with general release in cinemas...

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Review and Photos from Hipgnosis – Masters of Album Cover Art Launch Event

I had the pleasure of attending the launch event for Hipgnosis- Masters of Album Cover Art at St Pauls Gallery in Birmingham on 22nd Feb 2014. In addition to the treasure trove of beautifully presented historic album cover art, there was an entertaining talk from Hipgnosis co-founder Aubrey “Po” Powell and Graham Gouldman from the band 10cc. There are lots of photos from the launch at the end of this article. Pink Floyd band members past and present have a long history of friendship and working together with Hipgnosis (Aubrey “Po” Powell and Storm Thorgerson). Hipgnosis produced album covers including Saucerful of Secrets, Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and More (quantitatively and literally!). See a full list. Hipgnosis was a name inspired by Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett after he scrawled the acronym on the door frame of the house he was sharing with Storm Thorgerson...