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Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd

The Man Behind the Art

I bet the name Storm Thorgerson doesn’t mean that much to you.  It should and I’ll tell you why. Thorgerson designed some of the most iconic album cover art of all time. Dark Side of the Moon, ring a bell? I bet you’re picturing that legendary prismatic triangle as you read this sentence.  Storm Thorgerson worked with everyone from Pink Floyd to Led Zeppelin to Biffy Clyro. He worked up until the very end of his days; Thorgerson passed away this April at the age of 69.

We have many of Thorgerson’s designs in our music collection here at Richland Library. Take a look below and bask in the dying art of unique and original album cover art.

*Above image, Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd, 1975 


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