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Storm Thorgerson – Computers Have A Lot To Answer For Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 10 August 2012

Storm Thorgerson - 2012 Chicago exhibitionComputers Have A Lot To Answer For is a new, 40-year retrospective of Storm Thorgerson’s photographic prints. Being held at the Public Works Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, between September 7th - November 2nd, it sees Storm's work making a return to a US gallery.

As one of the founders of the design studio Hipgnosis, and a key part of the Pink Floyd story, Thorgerson’s reality-bending vision and maximalist style have produced many of the defining images of music culture and the 20th-century at large, including the covers for Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as Led Zeppelin's Houses of The Holy. As most of you know, his execution of elaborate sets, intricate image composition and complex photo montage is unparalleled. The gallery puts it like this: "Computers have a lot to answer for, and the man they answer to is Storm Thorgerson."

Since forming Hipgnosis in 1968, Thorgerson has completed over 300 album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, ELO, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney, and more contemporarily, Phish, The Cranberries, Anthrax and Muse. Many of these covers will be on display, and as you may have gathered from various reports we've run over the last few years, Storm's exhibitions are well worth visiting if you are able to...

 
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