Storm Thorgerson,the artist,the album covers,the legacy_

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Its not pure fashion but is exceptionally good commercial art.With Storm Thorgerson,the British graphic designer dying at 69 after a uneven battle with cancer,i couldn’t but remember his iconic album covers for several great bands,covers that became part of public culture and aesthetics yet with few knowing the artist behind their creation.A small tribute here is the least that can be done to celebrate the work of a visionary that created more than 300 albums during his  career,with the ”Dark Side Of The Moon” one being the most remembered.

The Mars Volta, Frances the Mute 2005
The Mars Volta, Frances the Mute 2005
Peter Gabriel, Scratch 1978
Peter Gabriel, Scratch 1978
The Cranberries, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2001
The Cranberries, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2001
Led Zeppelin, Presence 1976
Led Zeppelin, Presence 1976
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here 1975
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here 1975

Below:Storm Thorgerson celebrating the opening of Tate Liverpool’s Magritte exhibition in 2011,explaining what it is about Magritte that initially  hooked him.

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