History Creator / Hipgnosis

17th Feb '17 8:57:27 AM MarkLungo
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** UFO's ''[[http://www.hipgnosiscovers.com/ufo/forceit.html Force It]]'' has a cover photo of a couple making love in a bathroom containing many faucets. "Force It"... "faucet"... [[IncrediblyLamePun groan]].

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** UFO's ''[[http://www.hipgnosiscovers.com/ufo/forceit.html Force It]]'' has a cover photo of a couple making love in a bathroom containing many faucets. "Force It"... "faucet"... [[IncrediblyLamePun [[LamePunReaction groan]].
11th Jan '17 7:20:26 PM MarkLungo
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After Hipgnosis, Storm Thorgerson formed [=STd=] (Storm Thorgerson Design), then [=StormStudios=], and continued doing album covers (and eventually CD booklets); although he mostly designed for younger bands like Music/{{Muse}}, Music/BiffyClyro, Music/CatherineWheel and Music/TheCranberries, he still worked on most Music/PinkFloyd-related projects. He died in 2013, and [[AuthorExistenceFailure he was active until the very end]]. ([=StormStudios=] has [[http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=30adec2edf9e7e995a3ac90d0&id=c1255d04bf&e=a725bb81ce announced]] that, in accordance with Thorgerson's wishes, they will continue on without him.) Aubrey Powell is currently a film director and has co-written two books with Thorgerson. Peter Christopherson continued making music (with Music/ThrobbingGristle, and later with Psychic TV and Coil), and also directed music videos and TV commercials, until his death in 2010. In 2014 and 2015, Powell, who owns the Hipgnosis name, revived it for Pink Floyd's GrandFinale ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' and David Gilmour's solo album ''Rattle That Lock''.

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After Hipgnosis, Storm Thorgerson formed [=STd=] (Storm Thorgerson Design), then [=StormStudios=], and continued doing album covers (and eventually CD booklets); although he mostly designed for younger bands like Music/{{Muse}}, Music/BiffyClyro, Music/CatherineWheel and Music/TheCranberries, he still worked on most Music/PinkFloyd-related projects. He died in 2013, and [[AuthorExistenceFailure he was active until the very end]]. ([=StormStudios=] has [[http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=30adec2edf9e7e995a3ac90d0&id=c1255d04bf&e=a725bb81ce announced]] that, in accordance with Thorgerson's wishes, they will continue on without him.) Aubrey Powell is currently a film director and has co-written two books with Thorgerson. Peter Christopherson continued making music (with Music/ThrobbingGristle, and later with Psychic TV and Coil), Music/{{Coil}}), and also directed music videos and TV commercials, until his death in 2010. In 2014 and 2015, Powell, who owns the Hipgnosis name, revived it for Pink Floyd's GrandFinale ''Music/TheEndlessRiver'' and David Gilmour's solo album ''Rattle That Lock''.
11th Jan '17 6:51:11 PM notahandle
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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: [[Music/ThrobbingGristle Peter Christopherson]], Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson in TheSeventies.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: [[Music/ThrobbingGristle Peter Peter]] [[Music/{{Coil}} Christopherson]], Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson in TheSeventies.]]
28th Dec '16 9:52:56 AM MarkLungo
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* Music/PinkFloyd
28th Dec '16 9:47:27 AM MarkLungo
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Where are these scenes from? Old movies, or some forgotten GenreAnthology series? Actually, they're all from the work of a studio that designed album covers for some of England's best known bands. (In order, they're the covers of Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', UFO's [[http://stormthorgersonarchive.com/html/cc/CC04.html ''Phenomenon'']] and Audience's [[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/audience/thehouseonthehill.html ''The House on the Hill'']].) Welcome to the world of Hipgnosis.

During TheSixties, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey "Po" Powell were students at the University of [[{{Oxbridge}} Cambridge]], where they befriended future Music/PinkFloyd members Music/SydBarrett, Music/RogerWaters and David Gilmour. Thorgerson and Powell had already designed and photographed several paperback covers for Penguin Books as "Consciousness Incorporated"; therefore, when the Floyd needed a cover for their second album ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', they turned to their friends Storm and Po, who renamed their collaboration "Hipgnosis" after the word was scrawled on the door of their flat by a then-unknown "ingenious dope fiend".[[note]]Depending on who you believe, the scrawler was either Adrian Haggard, another friend of Thorgerson and Powell, or Syd Barrett.[[/note]] This was the beginning of a creative partnership with Pink Floyd that continued for decades.

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Where are these scenes from? Old movies, or some forgotten GenreAnthology series? Actually, they're all from the work of a studio that designed album covers for some of England's best known bands. (In order, they're the covers of Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', UFO's [[http://stormthorgersonarchive.Music/{{UFO}}'s ''[[http://stormthorgersonarchive.com/html/cc/CC04.html ''Phenomenon'']] htm Phenomenon]]'' and Audience's [[http://hipgnosiscovers.''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/audience/thehouseonthehill.html ''The The House on the Hill'']].Hill]]''.) Welcome to the world of Hipgnosis.

During TheSixties, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey "Po" Powell were students at the University of [[{{Oxbridge}} Cambridge]], where they befriended future Music/PinkFloyd members Music/SydBarrett, Music/RogerWaters and David Gilmour. Thorgerson and Powell had already designed and photographed several paperback covers for Penguin Books as "Consciousness Incorporated"; therefore, when the Floyd needed a cover for their second album ''Music/ASaucerfulOfSecrets'', they turned to their friends Storm and Po, who renamed their collaboration "Hipgnosis" after the word was scrawled on the door of their flat by a then-unknown "ingenious dope fiend".[[note]]Depending on who you believe, the scrawler was either Syd Barrett or Adrian Haggard, another friend of Thorgerson and Powell, or Syd Barrett.Powell.[[/note]] This was the beginning of a creative partnership with Pink Floyd that continued for decades.
12th Oct '16 6:25:48 AM MarkLungo
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* TheBlank: [[http://tinyurl.com/pinkfloydfacelessman One image]] from Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' depicts a faceless man in the desert dressed in business attire and hawking Pink Floyd records. To add to the effect, the man's wrists and ankles (the only parts of his body that show besides his "face") are invisible, implying that one some level he doesn't even exist, which ties in to the album's theme of absence.
* CoolOldGuy: What Thorgerson and Powell eventually became.

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* TheBlank: [[http://tinyurl.com/pinkfloydfacelessman One image]] from Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' depicts a faceless man in the desert dressed in business attire and hawking Pink Floyd records. To add to the effect, the man's wrists and ankles (the only parts of his body that show besides his "face") are invisible, implying that one on some level he doesn't even exist, which ties in to the album's theme of absence.
* CoolOldGuy: What Thorgerson and Powell eventually became. (Christopherson died at 55, too early to qualify.)
12th Oct '16 6:09:40 AM MarkLungo
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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Some of their more elaborate covers fall into this trope.
2nd Oct '16 11:09:13 AM MarkLungo
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Storm Thorgerson

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Storm ThorgersonThorgerson.
* TheBlank: [[http://tinyurl.com/pinkfloydfacelessman One image]] from Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' depicts a faceless man in the desert dressed in business attire and hawking Pink Floyd records. To add to the effect, the man's wrists and ankles (the only parts of his body that show besides his "face") are invisible, implying that one some level he doesn't even exist, which ties in to the album's theme of absence.
28th Mar '16 2:53:47 PM DavidDelony
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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: Peter Christopherson, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson in TheSeventies.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Left to right: [[Music/ThrobbingGristle Peter Christopherson, Christopherson]], Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson in TheSeventies.]]
9th Feb '16 2:38:09 PM MarkLungo
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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The cover of Music/{{Quatermass}}' SelfTitledAlbum features pteranodons flying around horizontal (!) skyscrapers that seem to stretch on forever.
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