The Wall's 30th anniversary inspires UK's first-ever HD3D magazine cover
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 04 November 2009

Classic Rock - December 2009 3D lenticular cover with Pink Floyd The Wall celebrationThe well-respected, UK published Classic Rock Magazine is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's 1979 album, The Wall with the UK's first ever high definition 3D lenticular magazine cover - and with thanks to the publishers, you can get your first look at the cover here at Brain Damage - click the thumbnail to the left to see the main design in more detail.

The cover of the December 2009 issue of Classic Rock is an exclusively created Pink Floyd montage created in dazzling 3D – featuring much of the band's iconic imagery, including the hammers, prism and flying pig. Created with sophisticated new origination software and enhanced design techniques the cover was a three-way collaboration between Classic Rock's Art Editor, Brad Merrett, Future Publishing's pre-press team and Hive Associates 3D Studio.

And having seen the depth and movement on the cover, we think it's quite a beauty - we can already think of a few people who might be tempted to frame it!

Continuing the Pink Floyd celebration inside, Classic Rock documents the making of The Wall – the album that destroyed Pink Floyd. The 8-page feature also includes previously unseen behind-the-scenes photos from production of The Wall movie. Rounding off the Pink Floyd coverage, big name musicians talk exclusively to Classic Rock about their favourite Floyd songs.

Classic Rock also recalls the early years of Santana, thanks to the legendary Rolling Stone writer Ben Fong-Torres, and also looks at other major artists including Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Kiss, and Slayer, amongst others.

Chris Ingham, Group Publisher of Future Publishing's rock music brands, Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, said:

"The 30th anniversary of The Wall is a major milestone in the history of Pink Floyd and the lives of our readers, so it was only right to celebrate with a cover as mind expanding as their music.

"The 3D cover is attention grabbing and continues our strategy of making an event issue out of the most important bands in our readers' lives."

The Pink Floyd cover continues a trend of attention grabbing covers from Future's rock music titles. In the last year, Metal Hammer has created an LED light-up cover for the recent Iron Maiden Flight 666 concert DVD and celebrated the return of Metallica with the world's only metal magazine cover.

The December issue of Classic Rock goes on sale in UK stores on Wednesday, November 11th, with a cover price of £4.99, and will be available in selected outlets worldwide as an import.