Storm Thorgerson: Album Artist
Storm Thorgerson passed away on April 18th. He was a graphic designer and music video director who was best known for his work creating iconic album artwork for some of rock's most influencial albums.
The artwork he created for Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" is often considered to be his masterpiece. He had health problems related to a stroke he had several years ago which ultimately took his life. He was 69 years old.
Storm Thorgerson was a prolific artist, creating the art for many albums throughout his carrer; many of which the library owns. Below is a list of albums that Storm Throgerson designed that we own for your usage.
- Black Sabbath - Technical Ecstasy (part of the "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath, 1970-1978" boxed set.)
- The Cranberries - Bury the Hatchet
- Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1977)
- Pater Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1980)
- Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
- Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
- Pink Floyd - Animals
- Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
- Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
- Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
- Umphrey's McGee - The Bottom Half
Storm Thorgerson was also an author. He co-wrote the 1999 book, "100 Best Album Covers". It's an interesting read. If you're into album artwork, it's worth a look at. The library owns the book. Feel free to check that out, here.
Do you have a favorite album that Thorgerson designed or some album artwork that sticks in your memory? Share with us in the comments!