Friday, April 19, 2013

RIP Storm Thorgerson

Sad sad day for the music world today. 

Storm Thorgerson a British graphic designer who is responsible for creating album covers for Phish, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Genesis and many others died yesterday after a long battle with cancer he was 69. 

He is mostly known for his long standing relationship with the members of Pink Floyd (he met them in grammar school) and is responsible for the iconic "Dark Side of the Moon" album cover. 

Here is a quote from David Gilmour. "We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep's Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed. He had been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend. The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work". 

Phish was lucky enough to get him to do the album cover for "Slip, Stitch and Pass" pictured below.

RIP Storm

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