Hipnotizing Album Covers

September 12, 2011

In 1968, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell formed Hipgnosis (pronounced like hypnosis), a graphic design studio specializing in creative photography. This creative company predominately worked within the music business designing the album covers for rock ‘n’ roll bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Black Sabbath, 10cc, Paul McCartney, and Peter Gabriel amongst many others.
Hipgnosis primarily consisted of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and later on, Peter Christopherson. In 1968, Thorgerson and Powell were asked to design an album cover for Pink Floyd’s second album called A Saucerful Of Secrets. They completed that project and soon commissioned additional work from EMI, which included photos and album covers for Free, Toe Fat and the Gods. (Excerpt source)

More about Hipnosis and Storm Thorgerson here.

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