For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis
For the Love of Vinyl:
The Album Art of Hipgnosis
by Nick Mason and Peter Blake
$45.00 List Price
Liking the look of something is more than enough reason to use it.” This easy philosophy lies at the heart of the success of Hipgnosis, the graphic-design firm responsible for some of the most legendary album covers of the ’70s and early ’80s: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, with its iconic prism and rainbow; Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, with its naked blond sprites ascending toward a glowing orange sky; Styx’s Pieces of Eight, an anomaly even today with its severe, sharp close-ups of glamorous middle-aged women.
Hipgnosis founders Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell didn’t stray far from the aforementioned credo in assembling For the Love of Vinyl. The designers, both erstwhile film students with no formal training in graphics (fonts “were alien to us”), here eschew the traditional timeline and
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