The Man Behind Dark Side of the Moon Cover Art Dies Aged
The man responsible for arguably the most iconic album artwork
of all time, Storm Thorgerson, has died aged
Throgerson prominent and illustrious career saw him work with some
of the world's biggest bands designing album art for the likes of
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin,
Black Sabbath, Anthrax and more
recently for Dream Theater, Muse
and The Mars Volta.
Born in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire on 28th February 1944 he
attended Summerhill School in Cambridge along with Pink
Floyd founders Syd Barrett and
After graduating from University with both a Bachelor of Arts
degree with honours and a Master of Arts degree he became a key
member of the renowned graphic art group Hipgnosis, and designed
many of their most famous single and album covers including
Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon.' In
1987, following the dissolution of Hipgnosis in 1983, Thorgerson
formed his own design studio called Storm Studios.
Many of his designs are notable for their surreal elements which
would usually feature objects out of their traditional context,
usually with vast spaces around them to give an awkward appearance
while highlighting their beauty.
Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Dave
Gilmour said of Strom:
"We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep's
Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be
there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and
enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.
"He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and
in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend. I will miss
A post on the official Pink Floyd website called him a