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Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

Sadly, Storm passed away after a long battle with cancer on April 18, 2013, surrounded by close friends and family. Beloved by many, and an especially good friend to us, he will be greatly missed.

Born in Potters Bar Middx in 1944, Thorgerson first rose to fame in the late ’60s with Hipgnosis, the London-based graphic design studio he formed with Aubrey Powell. Specializing in creative photography, Hipgnosis’ landmark work – through ’83, when the firm dissolved – includes album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, 10cc, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Syd Barrett and Styx, among many others. Thorgerson continues to design album packages to this day, and is involved in a series of books on album cover art with Roger Dean called Album Cover Album. Previously, he wrote and designed Walk Away Rene and The Goodbye Look - about Hipgnosis’ work - and Mind Over Matter, a book of his images for Pink Floyd. Thorgerson is also renowned for his short and long form video and film projects, including six short films for Pink Floyd that were screened at concerts during the band’s 1994 world tour and a documentary on the Hubble Constant called The Rubber Universe.

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