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Taken By Storm - Genesis box set exclusive look Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 21 November 2008

taken by storm opened boxLast month, we told you about "Taken By Storm", a lavish new edition from specialist book and box set creators, Genesis Publications. A celebration of Storm Thorgerson's wonderful, evocative and engrossing work for the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, orders for the box set are now being taken. And, as expected, sales in the first week have been very brisk indeed!

Every "Taken By Storm" box [click thumbnail, right] will include an incredible set of rare and unique collector's items, fine art prints, sketches and objets d'arts accompanying a lavish 200-page book, signed and bound by hand in full leather especially for this limited edition. Only 500 copies will be made available worldwide, all signed by Storm himself, and each copy is truly unique. Thanks to our friends at Genesis, we can share a couple of exclusive images with you in our preview of this essential purchase...

In typical Storm style, the box is full of goodies. It is the ultimate retrospective, looking back over his 40 years working on incredible artwork for the cover of albums and so much more. For the project, a new, original piece of artwork was commissioned and this can be seen inset onto the top of each set of drawers.

Inside the drawers is an author-signed, leather-bound 208-page volume of Storm's career. No two books are the same. Storm's new artwork features 500 teacups - think about it, it'll come...

All of the 500 teacups - one for each book in the edition - have been individually personalised and photographed. Every copy of the book has one of the 500 photographs inset onto the back cover. Each of these images is completely different, thus making your beautifully bound book unique. Effectively, every copy is a limited edition of one.

Alternative image to Pink Floyd's 'Interstellar' (Paris Expo variant). © 2008 Storm Studios
Alternative image to Muse's 'Absolution' (vinyl album cover variant). © 2008 Storm Studios
Two alternate, mostly
unseen images exclusive to
Brain Damage and courtesy
of Genesis Publications.

© 2008 Storm Studios
No unauthorised use permitted.

Underneath your commemorative copy of "Taken By Storm" a pullout drawer contains four limited edition silkscreen prints. Silkscreening in over 20 inks allows for stunning detail and colour reproduction. These complex, hand-crafted prints are original works of art in their own right. Each one is signed by Storm and ready for framing. Many of you will be aware that Storm's prints are much desired and are normally priced at around £150 to £200 each to take into account the complexity of the printing and the quality - to have four of them included in the box set strikes us as extremely good value for money!

A second drawer is filled with a host of other treats all created by Storm, from items that don't come as a huge shock, right through to a custom-made "Taken By Storm" ViewMaster! Here's what you get in the box:

  1. The Signed & Numbered Book
  2. Fine Art Prints
  3. Storm 3D ViewMaster and Reel of 7 images
  4. Monograph - The Graphics of Storm Studios
  5. Notebook of Unseen Ideas
  6. Postcards
  7. Storm's Greetings Card
  8. Illustrated Coasters
  9. Limited Edition T-shirt
  10. Specially Designed Playing Cards

You can view each of these in some detail over at www.Genesis-Publications.com. However, what you cannot see there, are the two images to the right which the nice people at Genesis have sent over to us, so that we can exclusively share them with you!

The Genesis website is also where you place your order using a secure part of their site. For those who want to spread the cost of the box set - £495 plus very strong, safe, and secure shipping - Genesis are very happy for you to spread the cost over three interest-free payments (with the box set being despatched once the third payment clears).

With the box set selling very well just a week after ordering opened, we urge you to place your order quickly to avoid disappointment. Those of you who have bought previous Genesis editions will know just how good they tend to be, and they are editions that do not lose their value, only increasing in monetary terms as time goes on (so a good investment, too!).

 
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