Storm Thorgerson/Stormstudios/Hipgnosis exhibition running in London
Written by Matt   
Friday, 22 January 2010

Hipgnosis exhibition at Albert Studio GalleryThe Albert Studio Gallery, adjacent to London's Battersea Park (map here) is currently running its latest exhibition - Hipgnosis: For 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.

The exhibition features 20 silkscreen prints of iconic Vinyl covers, all available to purchase from the gallery as well as "For the Love of Vinyl", the first book to document their 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 are short essays by musicians (such as Pink Floyds's Nick Mason), artists (Peter Blake) and fellow designers (Paula Scher) on their favourite covers. Complementing it all is a lengthy critical and historical text examining Hipgnosis and its legacy. More details (and ordering details) of the book here.

The pictures especially chosen for this exhibition represent but a small selection of some of Hipgnosis best known work from the 1960's, '70s and '80s. They have been made available to the public as limited edition fine art prints.

Gallery opening hours during the exhibition are from 11am to 7pm daily, and viewing by appointment can be arranged upon request.