The complete catalogue of legendary design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing their groundbreaking cover art for rock and roll’s all-time greats. Aubrey Powell co-founded the design agency Hipgnosis with the late Storm Thorgerson in 1967. In 1989, Po was made creative director for The Paul McCartney World Tour, designing the stage set, video wall and filmed images. He is the author of Hipgnosis | Portraits, and is the creative director for Pink Floyd, with whom he is currently working on the forthcoming V&A exhibition ‘Their Mortal Remains’.
480 illustrations 24.0 x 20.0 cm 320pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 519325 April £24.95
Vinyl • Album • Cover • Art The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue Aubrey Powell • Foreword by Peter Gabriel 72
Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Peter Christopherson, Hipgnosis transformed the look of albums forever. Their revolutionary cover art moved away from the conventional group shots favoured by record companies of the day, resulting in the ground-breaking, often surreal designs which define the albums of many of the biggest names in the history of popular music: 10cc, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Syd Barrett, Throbbing Gristle, T. Rex, Wings, Yes and XTC, to name but a few. Now, at last, the complete, definitive and never-before-published catalogue of Hipgnosis, Vinyl • Album • Cover • Art, does justice to the work of the most important design collective in music history. Arranged chronologically, it features stunning reproductions of every single Hipgnosis cover – 373 in total – coupled with detailed information by Po and Storm Thorgerson on the artworks and the stories behind their creation. Insightful introductory text by Po charts the story of Hipgnosis, while extensive articles by Peter Gabriel, Storm Thorgerson, Marcus Bradbury and Pentagram’s Harry Pearce provide engrossing insights into the way these incredible artworks came into being; place the covers in context; and reflect on their enduring impact on album design.
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‘A lavish celebration of the photography that fed into the record-sleeve fantasies of rock ’n’ roll design house Hipgnosis’ Mojo