Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue

Vinyl . Album . Cover . Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue Author Aubrey Powell
ISBN-10 0500519323
ISBN-13 9780500519325
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Thames & Hudson
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The complete catalogue of design collective Hipgnosis showcasing groundbreaking cover art created for iconic rock n roll giants including the Rolling Stones Paul McCartney Led Zeppelin and Pink FloydThe complete definitive and never before published catalogue of album covers created by the legendary design agency Hipgnosis this volume finally does justice to the work of the most important design collective in music history Founded in 1967 by Storm Thorgerson Aubrey Po Powell and Peter Christopherson Hipgnosis gained a legendary status in graphic design transforming the look of album art forever and winning five Grammy nominations for package design Their revolutionary cover art departed from the conventional group shots favored by record companies of the day resulting in groundbreaking often surreal designs inextricable from the major albums of many of the biggest names in the history of popular music AC DC Black Sabbath The Police Genesis Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd Paul McCartney Syd Barrett The Who Wings Yes and XTC to name but a few Arranged chronologically Hipgnosis The Complete Album Covers features stunning reproductions of every single Hipgnosis covermore than 300 in totalfor the first time along with pertinent insights from the rock n roll legends whose albums are featured and behind the scenes photography The text written by Powell and with contributions by Peter Gabriel Robert Plant and Nick Mason brims with information that illuminates the album art and the compelling stories behind each covers creation 500 color illustrations

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