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Storm Thorgerson - major retrospective on its way Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Storm ThorgersonA beautiful new book from Omnibus Press - "Taken By Storm: The Album Art of Storm Thorgerson" - is published on May 3rd 2007. It provides a major, and fascinating, retrospective of his finest work over the years, including many pieces done for Pink Floyd.

This superb collection of images, from one of the most prolific and imaginative graphic designers, will be an absorbing read for all those interested in music and the associated imagery - Floyd fans will be just one chunk of those who will enjoy this book.

taken by storm coverThis large-format, paperback book consists of around fifty percent old and previously published material, and fifty percent of new, previously unseen work - a showcase for his recent pieces over the last six years and an anthology for his previous works covering the preceeding 35 years. Included in this will be examples from the company he set up with Aubrey "Po" Powell, Hipgnosis, his own work, and the most recent commissions he has done as part of StormStudios.

The art is presented with full, indepth analysis of each image, including the themes and motivations that inspired the works as well as the practical details involved with producing each image. With many of the covers designed before image manipulation software such as Photoshop, Storm used just photography, paint and sculpture instead to create these masterpieces.

With Storm's own commentary on the pieces, the book promises a fascinating and illuminating look at some of the most inspiring, absorbing or even just plain bizarre pictures he has given the world.

For those who haven't seen it, our interview with Storm in September 2004 should give a good flavour of his honesty and irreverent attitude - you can read the interview here.

"Taken By Storm" looks truly an essential purchase - we've seen a sample of what the book has to offer and just from that taster, we can heartily recommend it. 

To order a copy, for delivery upon release, and (at time of writing) at a healthy discount, you can use the following special links: Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany, or Amazon France. Ordering details for Amazon's US store hopefully will be with us shortly, but all the other Amazon stores will ship the book worldwide. Also, using our Amazon links helps with the running costs of the site and we really do appreciate it!

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