Explore the works of legendary design collective Hipgnosis in Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art. Founded in 1967 by graphic designers Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey “Po” Powell and Peter Christohperson, Hipgnosis created iconic album covers for some of the biggest names in the history of popular music — Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Genesis, to name a few. Rather than the conventional group shots of the day, the design agency went for clever, unconventional, often surreal designs to create interest, forever transforming the look and approach to album cover art. Arranged in chronological order, this volume features stunning reproductions of the entire Hipgnosis catalog. Brief yet fascinating captions from Powell illuminate the inspirations and stories behind each cover’s creation, offering a peek into the collective’s creative process. Also included are behind-the-scenes photos and backstories from the designers themselves and the artists who worked with them. A fascinating look at the revolutionary work that flipped the script on rock art, this book is a must-have for any music or art lover.
•8"W x 1.25"D x 9.25"H
•by Aubrey Powell
•foreword by Peter Gabriel
•intro by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson
•outro by Marcus Bradbury and Harry Pearce