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** ''Music/ElectricWarrior'' (1971)

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* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' sleeve. There's a single cow on the front cover, a herd of cows on the back cover, and a long shot of a pasture in the inner gatefold. As intended, none of it has anything to do with the music.


* ProducePelting: Music/{{Yes}} keyboardist Creator/RickWakeman was so displeased with Hipgnosis' album art proposal for the upcoming ''Yes Tor'' album, that he threw a tomato at the artwork. The effect was [[ThrowItIn incorporated into the artwork]] and the album was dubbed ''Tormato''.

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* ProducePelting: Music/{{Yes}} keyboardist Creator/RickWakeman Music/RickWakeman was so displeased with Hipgnosis' album art proposal for the upcoming ''Yes Tor'' album, that he threw a tomato at the artwork. The effect was [[ThrowItIn incorporated into the artwork]] and the album was dubbed ''Tormato''.


* ProducePelting: Music/{{Yes}} keyboardist Creator/Rick Wakeman was so displeased with Hipgnosis' album art proposal for the upcoming ''Yes Tor'' album, that he threw a tomato at the artwork. The effect was [[ThrowItIn incorporated into the artwork]] and the album was dubbed ''Tormato''.

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* ProducePelting: Music/{{Yes}} keyboardist Creator/Rick Wakeman Creator/RickWakeman was so displeased with Hipgnosis' album art proposal for the upcoming ''Yes Tor'' album, that he threw a tomato at the artwork. The effect was [[ThrowItIn incorporated into the artwork]] and the album was dubbed ''Tormato''.

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* ProducePelting: Music/{{Yes}} keyboardist Creator/Rick Wakeman was so displeased with Hipgnosis' album art proposal for the upcoming ''Yes Tor'' album, that he threw a tomato at the artwork. The effect was [[ThrowItIn incorporated into the artwork]] and the album was dubbed ''Tormato''.


* Mick Taylor of Music/TheRollingStones[[note]]Hipgnosis was also the original choice for the Stones' ''Music/GoatsHeadSoup'' cover, but their work was never used[[/note]]

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* Mick Taylor Music/MickTaylor of Music/TheRollingStones[[note]]Hipgnosis was also the original choice for the Stones' ''Music/GoatsHeadSoup'' cover, but their work was never used[[/note]]


* SixthRanger: Peter Christopherson, of course. Hipgnosis also had a group of regular collaborators, including graphic artist George Hardie, illustrator Colin Elgie, logo designer Geoff Halpin, designer Richard Evans and John Blake, and photo retouchers Maurice Tate and Richard Manning.

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* SixthRanger: Peter Christopherson, of course. Hipgnosis also had a group of regular collaborators, including graphic artist George Hardie, illustrator Colin Elgie, logo designer Geoff Halpin, designer designers Richard Evans and John Blake, and photo retouchers Maurice Tate and Richard Manning.


* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The innersleeve of Music/PeterGabriel's [[http://www.hardformat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/peter-gabriel-1-4.jpg first album]].

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The innersleeve of Music/PeterGabriel's [[http://www.hardformat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/peter-gabriel-1-4.jpg first album]]. The effect was achieved with a flash camera and reflective contact lenses.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: The [[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/images/gravytrain_lp_germany_front.jpg outer gatefold]] of Gravy Train's [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled debut album]] shows a little person in 1930s clothing alone at a train station. Thorgerson wrote that "the dwarf waits endlessly at the deserted station for the train that never comes. The Gravy Train."



* PunnyName: "Hipgnosis" = hypnosis.[[note]]And pronounced the same way. It's a portmanteau of "hip" (trendy) and "gnosis" (pronounced "no-sis"; knowledge, especially religious or mystical).[[/note]]

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* PunnyName: "Hipgnosis" = hypnosis.[[note]]And hypnosis, and it's pronounced the same way. It's a portmanteau {{Portmanteau}} of "hip" (trendy) and "gnosis" (pronounced "no-sis"; knowledge, especially religious or mystical).[[/note]]


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.[[/note]] This was the beginning of a creative partnership with Pink Floyd that continued for decades.

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During TheSixties, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey "Po" Powell were students at the University of [[{{Oxbridge}} [[{{UsefulNotes/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.[[/note]] This was the beginning of a creative partnership with Pink Floyd that continued for decades.

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** ''Music/TheSongRemainsTheSame'' (1976)

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** ''Music/TheSongRemainsTheSame'' ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame'' (the film's soundtrack album) (1976)


* WeUsedToBeFriends: Thorgerson and Powell's relationship devolved into this for a while. Fortunately, they reconciled before Storm died.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Thorgerson and Powell's relationship devolved into this for a while. Fortunately, they reconciled and even worked on a couple of books together before Storm died.


* VulgarHumor: The covers for Music/{{Scorpions}}' ''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/scorpions/lovedrive.html Lovedrive]]'' and ''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/scorpions/animalmagnetism.html Animal Magnetism]]'', as well as the picture sleeve for The Cortinas' punk single "[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/thecortinas/defiantpose.html Defiant Pose]]", which is a VomitIndiscretionShot.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Thorgerson and Powell's relationship devolved into this for a while. Fortunately, they reconciled before Storm died.



* VulgarHumor: The covers for Music/{{Scorpions}}' ''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/scorpions/lovedrive.html Lovedrive]]'' and ''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/scorpions/animalmagnetism.html Animal Magnetism]]'', as well as the picture sleeve for The Cortinas' punk single "[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/thecortinas/defiantpose.html Defiant Pose]]", which is a VomitIndiscretionShot.


** Music/PinkFloyd's ''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/pinkfloyd/anicepair.html A Nice Pair]]'' feature several: "Frog in the throat", "Laughing all the way to the bank", "Fork in the road", etc. (Not to mention the innuendo-laden "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".) And of course, the title gets one; one of the images is of a topless busty woman and a pear.

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** Music/PinkFloyd's ''[[http://hipgnosiscovers.com/pinkfloyd/anicepair.html A Nice Pair]]'' feature several: "Frog in the throat", "Laughing all the way to the bank", "Fork in the road", etc. (Not to mention the innuendo-laden "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".) And of course, the title gets one; one of the images is of a topless busty woman and a pear.

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