During a recent episode of the Pink Floyd podcast, ‘The Lost Art of Conversation: A Pink Floyd Podcast,’ the band guitarist and singer David Gilmour talked about the graphic designer of the band, Storm Thorgerson.
When the interviewer asked to mention his relationship with Storm Thorgerson, David said that Storm was a quite ‘loudmouth’ person since their first met.
Here’s what David Gilmour stated:
“Storm was a friend of mine and I met Storm when he was fifteen and I was thirteen in Cambridge at a place by the river which is in the film ‘High Hopes’ for that particular little bridge and there was a place where we used to meet.
Storm was a non-stop loudmouth, stayed that way for his whole life and he was the sort of guiding force behind a lot and most of our artwork throughout the years until he died.”
After his sarcastic comments, he praised Storm with really special words. He continued:
“He was brilliant, a brilliant ideas person and brilliant at getting things done. You know, didn’t necessarily take the photos himself and collated ideas from other people, was always there at the heart of it and always wanted to do things properly.”
Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell founded the graphic design group, ‘Hipgnosis,’ in 1968, in which they made album covers for many rock bands, especially Pink Floyd. The graphic design group disbanded in 1983.
Here are his most famous album covers of them below.
Phish – “Slip, Stitch and Pass”
T-Rex – “Electric Warrior”
Peter Gabriel – “Peter Gabriel”
Biffy Clyro – “Puzzle”
Led Zeppelin – “Houses of the Holy”
The Cranberries – “Bury The Hatchet”
Muse – “Absolution”
Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”
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