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Storm Thorgerson Exhibition, Cambridge, England 2020 – Storm Warning

Pink Floyd : Dark Side of the Moon : 30th Anniversary SACD [Storm Studios]

Storm Thorgerson, as part of the legendary Hipgnosis studio that he formed with Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, created many of the iconic album covers of Pink Floyd – and many other artists over a great number of years. Storm sadly passed away in 2013 from Cancer having suffered a stroke earlier.

There is an exhibition of his work in Cambridge, England, during October 2020 at the Haddenham Arts Centre where you will be able to purchase fine art prints by StormStudios. The exhibition is running now, and ends on 31st October 2020.

StormStudios has a long and illustrious history and over the years they’ve worked for innumerable bands, from Alan Parsons, Anthrax and Audioslave through to the Wombats, yourcodenameis:milo, Leisure Cruise and Yumi Matsutoya, with a sprinkling of Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Muse, 10cc, etc thrown in for good measure. Recently they’ve been working with up-and-coming band, Youth Sector on their first release, Ukrainian band Slow Earth, as well as a film poster, and a rather spiffing package for 10cc front man Graham Gouldman’s ‘Modesty Forbids’ album.

View Storm Thorgerson Art

The Storm Studios website has a great gallery section where you can browse through tons of amazing images they have created over the years.

Pink Floyd : Echoes, The Best of Pink Floyd [Storm Studios]

These are fine art prints of work from the 1980s through to 2020 – all available for purchase with some prints being seen for the first time. You’ll also see some of the props used in the making of the images and some roughs (concept design sketches) – which are how they work out their ideas and how they present them to the client. Some are beautiful works of art on their own. You can also buy books, postcards, limited edition box sets, and whatever else they can find in the cupboard.

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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.