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Storm Thorgerson's Love of Vinyl to show in Buckingham Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Liquid DSOTM - 2010 versionFor The Love of Vinyl, a celebration of the acclaimed design work of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell as commissioned by renowned musicians and bands of 1970's such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Black Sabbath, Yes, UFO, Peter Gabriel and 10cc, is moving to the Yellow Kite Gallery in Buckingham, England.

The free exhibition, running from Saturday October 9th daily until Saturday November 20th (closed between Wednesday October 27th to Monday November 1st inclusive), is a wonderful look at a range of iconic vinyl covers, a companion event to the superb book "For the Love of Vinyl" - the first book to document Hipgnosis output in detail, focusing on over 60 package designs – from cover to label – written about in entertaining detail by the men who created them. Also included in the book are short essays by musicians (such as Pink Floyd's Nick Mason), artists (Peter Blake) and fellow designers (Paula Scher) on their favourite covers.

Storm said: "The one great advantage in designing album covers is that one is not enslaved to product, no need to show LPs or CDs - that's too boring. Instead one can interpret the music and the emotional preoccupations of the musicians. Hence the designer can be freely imaginative, and sometimes get away with blue murder."

The pictures especially chosen for this exhibition represent some of Hipgnosis' best known work from the 1960's, '70s and '80s, and are all available to purchase. We were at the launch evening of the recent London outing of this show (which showed off the new "Liquid Dark Side Of The Moon" image to the left) and the exclusive pictures which follow give an idea what visitors to Buckingham will see...

For The Love of Vinyl - London, July 2010 For The Love of Vinyl - London, July 2010 For The Love of Vinyl - London, July 2010
For The Love of Vinyl - London, July 2010 For The Love of Vinyl - London, July 2010 For The Love of Vinyl - London, July 2010

"We're absolutely delighted to be staging a major exhibition of work by this world famous designer in Buckingham," says Yellow Kite Gallery co-owner Rob Gray. "With classic album covers such as Dark Side of the Moon, Storm has created some of the most famous graphic design images in the world. His work appeals to music fans and art lovers alike and is more usually exhibited in major metropolises. This is a unique opportunity for people to come and enjoy an important exhibition in the heart of beautiful Buckingham."

For the Love of Vinyl runs from Saturday October 9th - 26th; and from Tuesday November 2nd - 20th. It is open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm (10.00am - 4.00pm Sundays). Admission is free. Yellow Kite Gallery is located at 24 Castle Street, Buckingham, MK18 1BS (directly opposite Villiers Hotel).

 
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