Hipgnosis (2)

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 Adrian Haggard who scrawled that word across Storm and Po's front door one night.

Peter Christopherson started working for Hipgnosis in 1974 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, 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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Love Sculpture Love Sculpture - Blues Helping (Album) Parlophone UK 1968 Sell This Version
Alexis Korner Alexis Korner - A New Generation Of Blues (Album) Liberty, Liberty UK 1968 Sell This Version
Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (Album) Columbia Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
R 5744 Love Sculpture Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance (7", Single) Parlophone R 5744 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
The Gods (2) The Gods (2) - Genesis (Album) Columbia UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (Album) Liberty UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (Album) Liberty UK 1968 Sell This Version
Various Various - You Can All Join In Island Records, Island Records, Island Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
Panama Limited Jug Band Panama Limited Jug Band - Panama Limited Jug Band (Album) Harvest, Harvest UK 1969 Sell This Version
Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (Album) Harvest UK 1969 Sell This Version
The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - To Mum, From Aynsley And The Boys (Album) Blue Thumb Records Canada 1969 Sell This Version
The Pink Floyd* The Pink Floyd* - Soundtrack From The Film "More" (Album) Columbia UK 1969 Sell This Version
Humble Pie Humble Pie - Town And Country (Album) Immediate Australia 1969 Sell This Version
Toe Fat Toe Fat - Toe Fat (Album) Parlophone UK 1970 Sell This Version
Orange Bicycle Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (Album) Parlophone, EMI UK 1970 Sell This Version
The Nice The Nice - Five Bridges (Album) Charisma, Charisma Spain 1970 Sell This Version
The Nice The Nice - Elegy (Album) Mercury Scandinavia 1970 Sell This Version
The Greatest Show On Earth The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (Album) Harvest UK 1970 Sell This Version
SCX 6372, 1E 062-04245 The Gods (2) The Gods (2) - To Samuel A Son(LP, Album) Columbia, EMI SCX 6372, 1E 062-04245 UK 1970 Sell This Version
Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (Album) Harvest, Harvest UK 1970 Sell This Version
Twink (4) Twink (4) - Think Pink (Album) Sire US 1970 Sell This Version
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things - Parachute (Album) Harvest, Harvest France 1970 Sell This Version
The Greatest Show On Earth The Greatest Show On Earth - The Going's Easy (Album) Harvest, EMI Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation* Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation* - Remains To Be Heard (Album) Liberty France 1970 Sell This Version
Cochise (7) Cochise (7) - Cochise (Album) United Artists Records UK 1970 Sell This Version