Hipgnosis (2)

Hipgnosis (2)

Profile:
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 Powel (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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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 064-45 933 Animal Magnetism  album cover Scorpions Animal Magnetism(LP, Album) Harvest 1C 064-45 933 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2C068 60774 David Gilmour  album cover David Gilmour David Gilmour(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest 2C068 60774 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 068-96918 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Album) 2C 068-96918 France Unknown Sell This Version
2C 070-64216 Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports  album cover Nick Mason Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports(LP, Album) Harvest, Harvest 2C 070-64216 France 1981 Sell This Version
25PP-132 High 'N' Dry = ハイ&ドライ  album cover Def Leppard = デフ・レパード* Def Leppard = デフ・レパード* - High 'N' Dry = ハイ&ドライ (Album) 25PP-132 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
31C 064 05249D The Dark Side Of The Moon  album cover Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album, Quad, RE, Gat) Harvest, Harvest, Harvest 31C 064 05249D Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 93685D Prologue  album cover Renaissance (4) Prologue(LP, Album, RE) Harvest, Sovereign (2), Harvest, Sovereign (2), Harvest, Sovereign (2) 31C 064 93685D Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
0062.005 Argus  album cover Wishbone Ash Argus(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 0062.005 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
64190 Ring Of Hands  album cover Argent Ring Of Hands(LP, Album, Gat) Epic 64190 UK 1970 Sell This Version
82639-2 Houses Of The Holy  album cover Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 82639-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
230001 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, RE) CBS, Discos CBS 230001 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
7 90051-1 Coda  album cover Led Zeppelin Coda(LP, Album, Gat) Swan Song, Swan Song 7 90051-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
814 499-2 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail(CD, Album, RE) Charisma 814 499-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
846 908-4 Crazy World  album cover Scorpions Crazy World(Cass, Album) Vertigo 846 908-4 1990 Sell This Version
2058 435 The Air That I Breathe  album cover The Hollies The Air That I Breathe(7", Single) Polydor 2058 435 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
2310 605 Rocket Fuel  album cover Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later - Rocket Fuel(LP, Album) Polydor 2310 605 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
4105007-2 Never Say Die!  album cover Black Sabbath Never Say Die!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Abril Music, Castle Music, Essential 4105007-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
5797724 Rory Gallagher  album cover Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher(CD, Album, RE, RM) UMC 5797724 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
5797725 Rory Gallagher  album cover Rory Gallagher Rory Gallagher(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) UMC 5797725 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
6369 974 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Charisma 6369 974 France Unknown Sell This Version
069 493 299-2 1  album cover Peter Gabriel 1(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records 069 493 299-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
7567-92436-2 Straight Shooter  album cover Bad Company (3) Straight Shooter(CD, Album, RE, RM) Swan Song 7567-92436-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8122795588 Coda  album cover Led Zeppelin Coda(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Swan Song 8122795588 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
7243 8 29750 2 1 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(CD, Album, RM, RP) EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 29750 2 1 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
AL 7002 I Robot  album cover The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(LP, Album, San) Arista AL 7002 US 1977 Sell This Version
AMJY-2010 In Through The Out Door  album cover Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door(LP, Album) Atlantic AMJY-2010 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
CHR 1182 Obsession  album cover UFO (5) Obsession(LP, Album, San) Chrysalis CHR 1182 US 1978 Sell This Version
DL 75295 Wishbone Ash Pilgrimage (Album) DL 75295 US 1971 Sell This Version
DST 75295 B Pilgrimage  album cover Wishbone Ash Pilgrimage(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Decca DST 75295 B US 1971 Sell This Version
EMC 3066 Specs Appeal  album cover The Shadows Specs Appeal(12", Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3066 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
EPC 510760 2 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap  album cover AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Dig) Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic, Albert Productions, Albert Productions, Albert Productions, Albert Productions EPC 510760 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
ESM CD 328 Technical Ecstasy  album cover Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Essential, Essential, BMG Brasil, BMG ESM CD 328 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
FC 37307 Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports  album cover Nick Mason Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports(LP, Album) Columbia FC 37307 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
HUCD005 Lifemask  album cover Roy Harper Lifemask(CD, Album, RE) Science Friction HUCD005 UK Unknown Sell This Version
HUCD050 Lifemask  album cover Roy Harper Lifemask(CD, Album, RE, RM) Science Friction HUCD050 UK 2018 Sell This Version
JC 33453 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, RE, Ter) Columbia, Columbia JC 33453 US 1978 Sell This Version
JC 36801 Venus And Mars  album cover Wings (2) Venus And Mars(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, MPL (2) JC 36801 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
K 50 014 Dookie / Houses Of The Holy  album cover Green Day / Led Zeppelin Green Day / Led Zeppelin - Dookie / Houses Of The Holy(LP, MP) Atlantic K 50 014 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
KE 30958 Distant Light  album cover The Hollies Distant Light(LP, Album, Gat) Epic KE 30958 US 1972 Sell This Version
LL 0648 The Michael Schenker Group  album cover The Michael Schenker Group The Michael Schenker Group(LP, Album) ZKP RTVL, Chrysalis LL 0648 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
LQEMI 73009 The Dark Side Of The Moon  album cover Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon (Album) LQEMI 73009 Yugoslavia 1973 Sell This Version
LSHAR-75003/4 A Nice Pair  album cover Pink Floyd A Nice Pair (Comp) LSHAR-75003/4 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
MCA-327 Wishbone Four  album cover Wishbone Ash Wishbone Four (Album) MCA-327 US 1973 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-017 The Dark Side Of The Moon  album cover Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest MFSL 1-017 US 1981 Sell This Version
MIP-1-9488 Greatest Hits 1972-1978  album cover 10cc Greatest Hits 1972-1978(LP, Comp, RE) Polydor MIP-1-9488 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ND71 493 Year Of The Cat  album cover Al Stewart Year Of The Cat (Album) ND71 493 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
P-11319 Coda  album cover Led Zeppelin Coda(LP, Album, Gat) Swan Song, Swan Song P-11319 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
P-4607-8N The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same  album cover Led Zeppelin The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same(2xLP, Album, RE) Swan Song P-4607-8N Japan 1978 Sell This Version
P-5544~5N The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same  album cover Led Zeppelin The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same(2xLP, Album) Swan Song P-5544~5N Japan 1976 Sell This Version
PCSO.720-1/3 Wings Over America  album cover Wings (2) Wings Over America(3xLP, Album) Capitol Records PCSO.720-1/3 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
PD-1-6161 Bloody Tourists  album cover 10cc Bloody Tourists(LP, Album, Promo, Mon) Polydor PD-1-6161 US 1978 Sell This Version
PD-1-6316 Difficult To Cure  album cover Rainbow Difficult To Cure(LP, Album, PRC) Polydor PD-1-6316 US 1981 Sell This Version
PFR12S6 Interstellar Overdrive  album cover Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive(12", S/Sided, Single, Mono, Ltd) Pink Floyd Records, Pink Floyd Records PFR12S6 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
PL 25121 Rocking In Rhythm  album cover Bardot (3) Rocking In Rhythm(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA PL 25121 UK 1978 Sell This Version
POLD5036 Difficult To Cure  album cover Rainbow Difficult To Cure(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor POLD5036 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
POLY 5520 Rainbow Difficult To Cure(LP, Album) Polydor POLY 5520 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
RS-1-3033 Rocket Fuel  album cover Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later - Rocket Fuel (Album) RS-1-3033 US 1978 Sell This Version
SASD-7510 Scheherazade And Other Stories  album cover Renaissance (4) Scheherazade And Other Stories(LP, Album) Sire SASD-7510 US 1975 Sell This Version
SASD-7517 Tightly Knit  album cover Climax Blues Band Tightly Knit (Album) SASD-7517 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 16033 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap  album cover AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap(LP, Album, Club, RE, Ter) Atlantic SD 16033 US 1981 Sell This Version
SD 19202 Tormato  album cover Yes Tormato(LP, Album, Mon) Atlantic SD 19202 US 1978 Sell This Version
SD 36-129 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail (Album) SD 36-129 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 38-101 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail(LP, Album, RP, PR ) ATCO Records SD 38-101 US 1977 Sell This Version
SHVL 795 Meddle  album cover Pink Floyd Meddle(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest, Harvest SHVL 795 France 1978 Sell This Version
SI 5903 Tightly Knit  album cover Climax Blues Band Tightly Knit(LP, Album, Promo) Sire, Sire SI 5903 US 1972 Sell This Version
SKAO 382 Atom Heart Mother  album cover Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(LP, Album, Gre) Harvest SKAO 382 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SRM-1-3825 Animal Magnetism  album cover Scorpions Animal Magnetism (Album) SRM-1-3825 US 1980 Sell This Version
SS 8416 Presence  album cover Led Zeppelin Presence(LP, Album, RI ) Swan Song SS 8416 US 1976 Sell This Version
SS 59410 In Through The Out Door  album cover Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door(LP, Album, "F") Swan Song, Swan Song SS 59410 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
SVNA.7255 In The Can  album cover Flash (25) In The Can(LP, Album) Sovereign (2), Sovereign (2) SVNA.7255 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
SWCO-11593 Wings Over America  album cover Wings (2) Wings Over America (Album) SWCO-11593 US 1976 Sell This Version
TCX 37462 Tug Of War  album cover Paul McCartney Tug Of War(LP, Album) Columbia, MPL (2) TCX 37462 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
XMPL 1003/4/5 Wings Over America  album cover Wings (2) Wings Over America(3xLP, Album, RE, Gat) MPL (2), MPL (2) XMPL 1003/4/5 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version