Taken By Storm - now available to stream
Written by Matt   
Monday, 21 December 2015
Storm Thorgerson

Many of you will have seen our recent review of the wonderful Taken By Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis, recently released on a well-designed digipak DVD. The documentary is a fascinating, amusing, touching and thought-provoking documentary looking at the design team's history and methodology. As we know, Storm was always determined to go his own way (much to the exasperation at times of record company staff) and do everything as much as humanly possible entirely for real, rather than cobble things together in a computer.

For those who prefer their viewing on the move, or via a less physical means, the film is now available for streaming at www.takenbystorm.vhx.tv.

There is also a completely different assembly of bonus material available as a separate streaming selection, and a 'deluxe package' that has some portraits of Storm taken by his colleague and friend Rupert Truman, as well as three poster designs for download.

Whichever way you choose to view the film, we are sure you will enjoy it hugely. It gives an insight into Storm's wit, his determination, and his working methods. For those who did know Storm, it is a wonderful reminder of just what a unique man he was. Above all, it reminds us all of what a massive contribution he made to modern, popular culture. This is a documentary that deserves to be seen, a thoroughly enjoyable gambol through Storm's life, giving detail on how he knew various members of Pink Floyd before they made it big, and how Hipgnosis came to start designing their album covers from A Saucerful Of Secrets onwards. Hipgnosis were so much more than just a Pink Floyd concern, and their work for artists of all sorts is covered well.

For more information on the film in general, visit TakenByStormFilm.com.