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    Posted: April 29 2013 at 13:39
To the last...
...a great man.


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Originally posted by maani maani wrote:

Only Roger Dean is in the same class.  What a loss.  

http://jamesostafford.com/the-hipgnosis-album-cover-gallery/

 
The whole era in the 60's and then 70's was massive for artistic break-throughs, and album covers were just as important and helped break the "hold" that many "rich" folks had in what was known as "art" ... and all of a sudden, there was new stuff that was blowing the masses and selling like hotcakes ... and if there is one thing that those rich'ers like it is more money !!!!
 
That said, and headitorials aside ... there were others that created massive work and became very well known, and some of them ended up in many Fantasy books and posters. And try to get the Shenken posters and the Fillmore posters today ... and it will rip your wallet pretty damn good! As time goes by, this value will increase.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maani Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 25 2013 at 00:59
Only Roger Dean is in the same class.  What a loss.  

http://jamesostafford.com/the-hipgnosis-album-cover-gallery/


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:08
Hi,
 
It's really hard to put in words my feelings on this one ... because other than a couple of bands, there is no artist, musician, writer or deity, that has stood out more for me, in my life, than the work of Hipgnosis has been ... to the point that I even named one of my characters in WoW ... you got it ... Hipgnosis!
 
At first, the attraction was anything on the Harvest label. And right after ... anything that had a Hipgnosis cover ... and I even remember the weird ones, like "Uno" ... "Capability Brown" ... "Greatest Show on Earth" ... and so many others ...
 
Sorry, I will find better words and clean this up, but this is sad for an idiot like me!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2013 at 04:16
One of the greatest album cover designers. RIP.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 21 2013 at 14:07
I have his illustrated book "Hipgnosis- Walk Away Rene" on my dinner table,a tradition I have kept since the 70s! I am deeply shocked, what a talent and what a pioneer! His album covers have rarely been upstaged by anyone , especially recently. I am sure Mr.Dean and Mr. Unitsky are in mourning...I am...
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:


He did the artwork for the first two Mars Volta CDs, some more of my all time favorite artworks. 

I was looking at the cover of Frances The Mute only the other night and thinking how cool it is. I didn't even know he was part of making that artwork. Nice to know that. 
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A genius, whose work will live for many years. RIP


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 22:30
Wow, yeah, that's a shock. Rest in peace Storm.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 19:55
RIP. Didn't realised he did so many covers. Big fan of the art for HotH, Presence, ITtOD, Frances the Mute, and WYWH.
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RIP Storm, he will be missed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 15:42
And there was a poll about he and Roger Dean just few days ago...

I have recently reread for the n'th time Nick Mason's Inside Out, he his in a lot of pages and photos.
How many artists are gone in the last 12 months? Kevin Ayers, Jon Lord, Betty Thatcher, Michael Dunford...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote irrelevant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 08:48
I love a lot of those album covers. RIP. Unhappy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote valravennz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 05:34
Very sad news. He created some of my favourite album covers - I am thinking of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" in particular. He will be greatly missed but has left a wonderful legacy - R.I.P.

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Too bad!RIP Storm.Unfortunately more and more prog heroes are going to die and beyond that it also reminds us that one has to cherish the people he loves because some day they will dissapear.Good health to all!
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Oops. Didn't see this thread.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2013 at 02:20
Here's a thought - how many artists could boast that millions of people worldwide own prints of not just one, but many pieces of his/her work?

For myself, I must own a couple of dozen, at least.

Storm Thorgerson RIP


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An amazing artist.
RIP! 

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Definitely my favorite album cover artist, RIP Storm
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

I'm sick and tired of everybody dying.  Stop it, already. Cry


We can't do anything about that Cry  .RIP Storm


Edited by ProgMetaller2112 - April 18 2013 at 20:14
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