Hipgnosis (2)

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Hipgnosis was a British art design group (1968-1982) that specialized in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands. They also designed logos, t-shirts, stickers, posters, books, and other promotional material. They were comprised of the trio of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell (a.k.a. Po) and Peter Christopherson.

Hipgnosis was formed in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell when they were students at the London School of Film Technique and the Royal College of Art. Storm and Aubrey were previously involved in the short lived design group Consciousness Incorporated which worked on book covers. The name Hipgnosis came from Syd Barrett who scrawled that word across Storm and Po's front door one night.

Peter Christopherson started working for Hipgnosis in 1973 as an assistant and later became the third partner in the business. Many designs credited to Hipgnosis were a collaboration of these three people, but often only one or two would work on a particular design. When freelance artists were contracted for photography, illustration or retouching they would usually be credited separately from Hipgnosis.

Visual artists that worked with Hipgnosis as assistants or freelance artists included Bruce Atkins, Howard Bartrop, Jeff Smith (17), Simon Bell (3), Marcus Bradbury, Rob Brimson, Alwyn Clayden, Colin Chambers (2), Jeff Cummins, Terry Day, Richard Draper, Colin Elgie, Andrew Ellis, Richard Evans (7), Geoff Halpin, George Hardie, Bush Hollyhead, Spencer Jay, Richard Manning (3), Paul Maxon, Colin Mitchell, Anthony Taylor and Tim Wakely.

Hipgnosis ended in 1983 as the trio perceived that the era of extravagant album covers had reached an end. Thorgerson, Powell and Christopherson then started a new business partnership called Greenback Films to capitalize on the growing market for music videos.

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MCA2-8006 Live Dates — Hipgnosis (2) Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash - Live Dates(2xLP, Album, Club, CRC) MCA Records MCA2-8006 US 1973 Sell This Version
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Visual

R 5744 Sabre Dance — Hipgnosis (2) Love Sculpture Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance(7", Single) Parlophone R 5744 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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LBL 83147, LBL 83147E A New Generation Of Blues — Hipgnosis (2) Alexis Korner Alexis Korner - A New Generation Of Blues (Album) Liberty, Liberty LBL 83147, LBL 83147E UK 1968 Sell This Version
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LBS 83177 E, LBS 83177 Doctor Dunbar's Prescription — Hipgnosis (2) The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (Album) Liberty, Liberty LBS 83177 E, LBS 83177 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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LBL 83154, LBL 83154E The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation — Hipgnosis (2) The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (Album) Liberty, Liberty LBL 83154, LBL 83154E UK 1968 Sell This Version
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SX 6286 Genesis — Hipgnosis (2) The Gods (2) The Gods (2) - Genesis (Album) Columbia SX 6286 UK 1968 Sell This Version
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SMO 74581 Blues Helping — Hipgnosis (2) Love Sculpture Love Sculpture - Blues Helping (Album) Parlophone SMO 74581 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
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SCX 6258 A Saucerful Of Secrets — Hipgnosis (2) Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (Album) Columbia SCX 6258 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
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IWPS 2, IWPS-2 You Can All Join In — Hipgnosis (2) Various Various - You Can All Join In (Comp) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records IWPS 2, IWPS-2 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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LBS 83 223 I Retaliation — Hipgnosis (2) The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Retaliation (Album) Liberty LBS 83 223 I Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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DAS 2061, DAS.2061 Gun Sight — Hipgnosis (2) Gun* Gun* - Gun Sight (Album) CBS DAS 2061, DAS.2061 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
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SKAO-387 Panama Limited Jug Band — Hipgnosis (2) Panama Limited Jug Band Panama Limited Jug Band - Panama Limited Jug Band (Album) Harvest, Harvest SKAO-387 US 1969 Sell This Version
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IMSP-027 Town And Country — Hipgnosis (2) Humble Pie Humble Pie - Town And Country (Album) Immediate, Immediate IMSP-027 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
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SCX 6346 Soundtrack From The Film The Pink Floyd* The Pink Floyd* - Soundtrack From The Film "More" (Album) Columbia, Columbia SCX 6346 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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STBB-388 Ummagumma — Hipgnosis (2) Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (Album) Harvest, Harvest, Harvest STBB-388 US 1969 Sell This Version
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PCSO 7089 Love At First Sight — Hipgnosis (2) Sounds Nice Sounds Nice - Love At First Sight (Album) Parlophone PCSO 7089 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
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TWO 301, 1E 062 ◦ 91397 The Big Themes Vol. 2 — Hipgnosis (2) Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra* Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra* - The Big Themes Vol. 2(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia TWO 301, 1E 062 ◦ 91397 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SRS 5028, 1E 046 ◦ 04416 Elizabethan Serenade — Hipgnosis (2) Ron Goodwin And His Orchestra Ron Goodwin And His Orchestra - Elizabethan Serenade (Album) Regal, Regal, Starline, Starline SRS 5028, 1E 046 ◦ 04416 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SHVL 779 Indian Summer — Hipgnosis (2) Panama Limited* Panama Limited* - Indian Summer (Album) Harvest SHVL 779 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SPSS 1, 1E 048 ◦ 91835 Handle With Care — Hipgnosis (2) Various Various - Handle With Care (Comp) Probe, Probe SPSS 1, 1E 048 ◦ 91835 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SHSS 1/2, 1E 062-04424/5Y Picnic (A Breath Of Fresh Air) — Hipgnosis (2) Various Various - Picnic (A Breath Of Fresh Air) (Comp) Harvest, Harvest SHSS 1/2, 1E 062-04424/5Y UK 1970 Sell This Version
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PCS 7108, 1E 062 ◦ 04513 Orange Bicycle — Hipgnosis (2) Orange Bicycle Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone PCS 7108, 1E 062 ◦ 04513 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SLPEA 1009 Two — Hipgnosis (2) Toe Fat Toe Fat - Two (Album) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone SLPEA 1009 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1970 Sell This Version
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TWO 307, 1E 062 ◦ 04487 Till There Was You — Hipgnosis (2) Pepe Jaramillo And His Latin American Rhythm* Pepe Jaramillo And His Latin American Rhythm* - Till There Was You(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia TWO 307, 1E 062 ◦ 04487 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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OP-80058 Parachute — Hipgnosis (2) Pretty Things* Pretty Things* - Parachute (Album) Harvest, Harvest OP-80058 Japan 1970 Sell This Version