Storm Thorgerson’s (February 28, 1944 – April 18, 2013) design for Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”, shown above, has been called one of the greatest album covers of all time. Designed by Thorgerson and his company, Hipgnosis, the artwork for the cover itself was drawn by George Hardie, a designer at NTA Studios. Many of Thorgerson’s designs are notable for their surreal elements. He often places objects out of their traditional contexts, especially with vast spaces around them, to give them an awkward appearance while highlighting their beauty.
Thorgerson is survived by his wife, Barbie Antonis; her children, Adam and Georgia; his son Bill, from his earlier relationship with Libby January; and his mother, Vanji.
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Although he’ll be remembered for the prism, Storm was a prolifically brilliant designer of the album cover.
Wrote this tribute blog post a while back featuring a load more examples of his work.
Beyond Visual Design Blog: Remembering Storm