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Topic: Artist Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis dies, 70
Posted By: Foot
Subject: Artist Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis dies, 70
Date 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.

Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 16:01
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. 

Crushed like a rose in the riverflow.

Posted By: Stool Man
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 17:03
Very sad news. 

rotten hound of the burnie crew

Posted By: Mellotron Storm
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 17:18
Very sad to just read this. A man who hung with FLOYD members long before they became famous. Loved his art work too.

"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"


Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 18:50
He did excellent covers with hipgnosis. He is now on the dark side of the moon. R.I.P.
Very sad.

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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 18:55
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.

Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:22
Such a great lost..

Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 20:05
I'm sick and tired of everybody dying.  Stop it, already. Cry

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 20:07
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

“War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.”

― George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 20:50
Definitely my favorite album cover artist, RIP Storm


Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 01:36
An amazing artist.

Posted By: Jim Garten
Date 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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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 02:40
Oops. Didn't see this thread.

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Posted By: fusionfreak
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 03:32
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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Posted By: valravennz
Date 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.


"Music is the Wine that fills the cup of Silence"
- Robert Fripp

Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 08:48
I love a lot of those album covers. RIP. Unhappy

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date 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...

Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.

Posted By: sleeper
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 18:01
RIP Storm, he will be missed.

Spending more than I should on Prog since 2005

Posted By: smartpatrol
Date 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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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 22:30
Wow, yeah, that's a shock. Rest in peace Storm.


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: April 20 2013 at 13:12
A genius, whose work will live for many years. RIP


In Lazland, life is transient. Prog is permanent.

Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: April 20 2013 at 13:28
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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Posted By: tszirmay
Date 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...

"The more I analyze the human race, the more I love my dog" Mme de Stael

Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 04:16
One of the greatest album cover designers. RIP.


Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 13:08
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!

... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the inner art is all about!

Posted By: maani
Date Posted: April 25 2013 at 00:59
Only Roger Dean is in the same class.  What a loss.

Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: April 29 2013 at 13:17
Originally posted by maani maani wrote:

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

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.

... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the inner art is all about!

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

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It’s this thing called nuclear weapons.
And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
Including some bad things.
But nobody talks about that."

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