As many of you know, recently published was The Raging Storm - The Album Graphics of StormStudios, the latest, absorbing book from legendary graphic designer, Storm Thorgerson, and his team. Associated with Pink Floyd since 1968, Storm, along with his colleagues Hipgnosis and more recently StormStudios, has provided most of the Floyd's album cover art along with other key imagery. Storm himself is a much respected personality within the world of Pink Floyd, his contribution a key part of their story.
The Raging Storm is a collection of many pieces that StormStudios have completed for various artists over the past four years - not just for bands such as Pink Floyd, but more recent artists too, all of whom have been inspired to use StormStudios thanks to their painstaking approach to the work, creating often big and bold, unforgettable images, with a sense of humour or a cryptic note infusing each image.
The work is now celebrated in an exhibition that is now open, and runs until July 29th, 2012, at the gallery@oxo at the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf - a landmark along the River Thames for many years. The exhibition is free, and open 11am-6pm daily. To whet your whistle prior to arriving at the gallery (or indeed if you are unable to attend), check out our extensive, exclusive interview with Storm.
The invitation-only launch night took place yesterday evening, and saw a packed gallery enjoying the works on the wall and Storm's hosting of the event. Our pictures below give a flavour of the exhibition, which is well worth a visit. Seeing the artwork presented in a gallery in this way gives a whole new dimension to many of them, showing details that a CD cover could never show...
The final picture below shows BD's Matt with Storm - and we have to thank Jill Furmanovsky for taking this photo of us! Jill of course has a long history with Pink Floyd, joining them on their 1972 UK tour, and taking many iconic shots of the band in action over the years. Thanks again Jill for helping us out with this photograph.