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    Posted: April 18 2013 at 15:40
Can't overemphasize the impact of Hipgnosis in not just the progressive rock field, but in the art world overall. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22210378
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Oh lord, RIP Storm. Brilliant artist with a vast array of work, not just the iconic DSOTM. 

He did the artwork for the first two Mars Volta CDs, some more of my all time favorite artworks. 
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Very sad news. 
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Very sad to just read this. A man who hung with FLOYD members long before they became famous. Loved his art work too.
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Cry
He did excellent covers with hipgnosis. He is now on the dark side of the moon. R.I.P.
Very sad.


Edited by geneyesontle - April 18 2013 at 18:51
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One of the first names in progressive rock artwork and design, R.I.P

I'm sure we all have a favourite (or MANY favourites) Storm piece.
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Such a great lost..
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I'm sick and tired of everybody dying.  Stop it, already. Cry
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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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Definitely my favorite album cover artist, RIP Storm
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An amazing artist.
RIP! 

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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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Oops. Didn't see this thread.
 
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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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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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I love a lot of those album covers. RIP. Unhappy
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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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RIP Storm, he will be missed.
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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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Wow, yeah, that's a shock. Rest in peace Storm.
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