Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Album Art # 3

The Dark Side of the Moon was, is and will be the seminal Pink Floyd album. Released in 1973, the cover art for the album was as stunning as the music itself. Designed by Hipgnosis, a British Art & Design Group, it got the thumbs up from all the band members against 10 other designs that were shown to them. Storm Thorgeson and Aubrey Powell were credited to have come up with the idea of the refracting prism and George Hardie did the artwork. According to Hipgnosis, the cover art represented 3 things: the band's stage lighting, album lyrics and Richard Wright's request for a simple and bold design.

Courtesy: Wikipedia.

Posted by Murali.

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