New Storm Thorgerson exhibition next month in London
Written by Matt   
Friday, 25 June 2010

For The Love of Vinyl - Storm ThorgersonFor 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, is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at Gallery@oxo on London's River Thames.

The exhibition, running from July 7th to July 25th, 2010, will give a wonderful look at a range of iconic vinyl covers, a companion event to the superb book "For the Love of Vinyl" - the first book to document Hipgnosis 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 Floyd'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. Read our review of the book here, where you'll also find ordering details.

The pictures especially chosen for this exhibition represent some of Hipgnosis best known work from the 1960's, '70s and '80s. They will be available to purchase at the exhibition as limited edition fine art prints. Gallery opening hours during the exhibition are from 11am to 6pm daily, and admission is free. A show not to miss...