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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PMC 7059 Love Sculpture Love Sculpture - Blues Helping (Album) Parlophone PMC 7059 UK 1968 Sell This Version
LBL 83147, LBL 83147E Alexis Korner Alexis Korner - A New Generation Of Blues (Album) Liberty, Liberty LBL 83147, LBL 83147E UK 1968 Sell This Version
SCX 6258 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets (Album) Columbia SCX 6258 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
R 5744 Love Sculpture Love Sculpture - Sabre Dance (7", Single) Parlophone R 5744 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
SX 6286 The Gods (2) The Gods (2) - Genesis (Album) Columbia SX 6286 UK 1968 Sell This Version
LBL 83154 The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (Album) Liberty LBL 83154 UK 1968 Sell This Version
IWPS 2, IWPS-2, IWP-2 Various Various - You Can All Join In Island Records, Island Records, Island Records IWPS 2, IWPS-2, IWP-2 UK 1969 Sell This Version
STBB-388 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (Album) Harvest STBB-388 US 1969 Sell This Version
BTS 16 The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - To Mum, From Aynsley And The Boys (Album) Blue Thumb Records BTS 16 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
SHVL 753, 1E 062-04099 (S) Panama Limited Jug Band Panama Limited Jug Band - Panama Limited Jug Band (Album) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 753, 1E 062-04099 (S) UK 1969 Sell This Version
SCX 6346 The Pink Floyd* The Pink Floyd* - Soundtrack From The Film "More" (Album) Columbia SCX 6346 UK 1969 Sell This Version
LBS 83 177 E The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - Doctor Dunbar's Prescription (Album) Blue Thumb Records LBS 83 177 E UK 1968 Sell This Version
IMSP-027 Humble Pie Humble Pie - Town And Country (Album) Immediate IMSP-027 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SLP-3001 The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation - To Mum, From Aynsley And The Boys(LP, Album) Sonet SLP-3001 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
PCS 7097 Toe Fat Toe Fat - Toe Fat (Album) Parlophone PCS 7097 UK 1970 Sell This Version
PCS 7108, 1E 062-04513 Orange Bicycle Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (Album) Parlophone, EMI PCS 7108, 1E 062-04513 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6303 004 The Nice The Nice - Five Bridges (Album) Charisma, Charisma 6303 004 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
6303 011 The Nice The Nice - Elegy (Album) Mercury 6303 011 Scandinavia 1970 Sell This Version
SHVL 769 The Greatest Show On Earth The Greatest Show On Earth - Horizons (Album) Harvest SHVL 769 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SKAO-382 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (Album) Harvest SKAO-382 US 1970 Sell This Version
SES 97022 Twink (4) Twink (4) - Think Pink (Album) Sire SES 97022 US 1970 Sell This Version
SHVL 774, 1E 062-04406 The Pretty Things The Pretty Things - Parachute (Album) Harvest, EMI SHVL 774, 1E 062-04406 France 1970 Sell This Version
SHVL 783 The Greatest Show On Earth The Greatest Show On Earth - The Going's Easy (Album) Harvest, EMI SHVL 783 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
2C062-91780 Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation* Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation* - Remains To Be Heard (Album) Liberty 2C062-91780 France 1970 Sell This Version
UAS 29117 Cochise (7) Cochise (7) - Cochise (Album) United Artists Records UAS 29117 UK 1970 Sell This Version