Remembering Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013) : Wish you were here.

British artist, graphic designer and film-maker Storm Thorgerson has left an indelible mark on the minds of a generation or two of youngsters (or ‘oldsters’ for that matter) who grew up imagining the music of Pink Floyd. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Thorgerson’s influences were many, and when he was brought in to deliver the artwork for the ‘psychedelic-progressive’ music of Pink Floyd in the late 1960s – early 70s, he mapped his interest in the surrealism of René Magritte, Salvador Dali and the inimitable Man Ray, to the atmospheric music of Pink Floyd. This touch defined the music, created spaces for imagining, and was provocatively original. Working with analogue, pre-Photoshop tools, Thorgerson was singular about his vision and uncompromising. However hard we may try, it is difficult to evoke Pink Floyd without Thorgerson. He passed away quietly, a few days back (18th of April, 2013). Storm Thorgerson. Wish you were here.

Wish You Were Here (1972)

A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)

Ummagumma (1969)

Atom Heart Mother (1970)

The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Animals (1977)

A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)

Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)

Shine On (1992)

The Division Bell (1994)

P*U*L*S*E (1995)

Relics re-release (1996)

Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (2001)

Oh, by the Way (2007)

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zigg3ns
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one word – memorable. RIP.

John
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would love to frame these and put them up on my whisky counter. :)

Chaitanya
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Chaitanya

He appears to be a person with good humour, a jolly bloke. Thanks Krista for putting the video.

skychi99
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skychi99

Animals, please.

nyyankees1123
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nyyankees1123

A Momentary Lapse of Reason

Wooooody
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Wooooody

So good to see this!

zigg3ns
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zigg3ns

i always felt album art iz always underrated. put these up in a gallery and dey wil sell for a million quid

Patrick
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Patrick

RIP Storm. Thank you for everything

shubhojit
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shubhojit

delicate sound of thunder did it for me. came in double cassettes with the cover art sleeve wit the man with bulbs. its funny how sm things remain in your head when they r long gone

Krista
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Krista

here he is

Cliffy N
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Cliffy N

ST defined a generation. I still remember picking up the Ummagumma record – stood out in stacks.