Taken By Storm Thorgerson's Album Art : The Picture Show If you've seen Pink Floyd's album covers, you've seen the work of Storm Thorgerson. A new exhibition pays homage to the designer's long and influential career.
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Taken By Storm Thorgerson's Album Art

Storm Thorgerson is like a mustache-less Salvador Dali of the modern design world — and almost cooler because he basically grew up with Pink Floyd. You've almost certainly seen his art at some point; over the course of his 40-year career it has covered albums by not only Pink Floyd, but also Led Zeppelin, Muse, The Cranberries, Genesis, etc.

"Right But Wrong" is a retrospective exhibition of Thorgerson's work, on display through May 2 at Idea Generation Gallery in England . Weird and eccentric and kind of creepy, his pre-photoshop portfolio was (and still is) undoubtedly one of the most influential and recognizable in the realm of album art.

Album cover to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, 1973 Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis hide caption

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Storm Thorgerson/Hipgnosis

Descend into the deliriums of Thorgerson's head by taking a tour through his Web site. And check out Idea Generation while you're at it. It's a PR agency that says, "Find something you enjoy doing — and then try to do it better than anyone else." But don't choose album art. Thorgerson has that covered.

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