Artist who designed iconic Pink Floyd album covers exhibits in Shoreditch
PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:49 05 October 2010
FROM Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath to Megadeath, Muse to the Mars Volta, a retrospective exhibition of the work of on of the most celebrated album artists of all time has opened in Shoreditch. The exhibition at the Idea Generation Gallery unco
FROM Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath to Megadeath, Muse to the Mars Volta, a retrospective exhibition of the work of on of the most celebrated album artists of all time has opened in Shoreditch.
The exhibition at the Idea Generation Gallery uncovers some of the events, sculptures, images, drawings, and ideas behind Storm Thorgerson's 40 year career as one of the pioneers of original commercial design.
The retrospective is not only an exhibition of his most celebrated covers but also offers a unique insight into the otherworldly and incongruous work he is carrying out today.
Storm's distinctive imagery is among the most recognisable in the modern world, creating visually arresting and thought provoking visuals.
Responsible for what has been dubbed as one the greatest album covers of all time, Pink Floyd's 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon, Storm's other collaborations with 10CC, Catherine Wheel, The Cranberries, Muse, Genesis, Led Zeppelin and Peter Gabriel have all gone down in musical and design history and he continues to create groundbreaking work well into his 60s.
Considered as the most influential and prolific designer of rock music imagery and photography Idea Generation Gallery will showcase Storm's unmistakable contributions to both visual art and music over the last few decades.
Alongside some of the most iconic images from his seminal career, the exhibition will include previously unseen sculptures, sketches and writings from the artist.
The exhibition will provide an in-depth account of the artist and the processes behind some of Storm's most acclaimed works.
Especially for Idea Generation Gallery, Storm will present a number of brand new site-specific installations, including ambitious reinterpretations of a few of his most renowned pieces.
Storm Thorgerson Right But Wrong Extended album art of StormStudios and Hipgnosis is now open at the Idea Generation in Chance Street.
Entry is free.