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Old 05-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Storm Thorgerson (born 1944 in Potters Bar, Middlesex) is an English graphic designer. He was a key member of the British graphic art group Hipgnosis, and designed many of their most famous single and album covers. Perhaps his most famous designs are those for Pink Floyd.[1] His design for Dark Side of the Moon has been called one of the greatest album covers of all time.[2][3] Many of his 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. To quote Thorgerson, "I like photography because it is a reality medium, unlike drawing which is unreal. I like to mess with reality...to bend reality. Some of my works beg the question of is it real or not?"[4] Several books have been devoted to surveying Thorgerson's work over three-plus decades.
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His best work IMO


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I lovvve the Division Bell cover! The whole liner notes is freaking gorgeous! The album is excellent too!
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I prefer the original cover with the clear prism.





Why did they change it for the Remastered version anyway? Does anyone know?
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Why did they change it for the Remastered version anyway? Does anyone know?
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we weren't supposed to know, were we?
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Storm should make the cover for U2's next album.

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hellz YEAH!

it should turn out better than this one



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Why did they change it for the Remastered version anyway? Does anyone know?
It's a bit of an annoyance amongst Floyd fans. There was a discussion about this very thing a while back at a forum I visit. Storm likes to change the covers up a bit with each remaster for no apparent reason. Even that cover of WYWH that xavi posted is different to the original. Here, I scaned it in from my copy:



Far superior, no? The white strip added to the remastered version draws the attention away from the brilliant picture, I think.

Storm's worst re-working has to be for the SACD version of DSOTM.





Storm's great, as long as he isn't messing with covers of his that were perfectly decent to begin with.
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