[News] Cover designer, Storm Thorgerson, dies at age 69

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Arguably one of the most influential album cover designers, Storm Thorgerson, has passed away at the age of 69 after battling cancer for many years. Most famous for his work with Pink Floyd, and in particular the cover for Dark Side of the Moon which has been called one of the greatest album covers of all time, his career spanned six decades and he was designing up until his death.

After Thorgerson’s death, David Gilmour released a statement describing him as “a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on, and a great friend”.

Album cover designs

10cc
Mirror Mirror (1994)

Anthrax
Stomp 442 (1995)

Audioslave
Audioslave (2002)

Catherine Wheel
Chrome (1993)
Happy Days (1995)
Like Cats and Dogs (compilation) (1996)
Adam And Eve (1997)
Wishville (2000)

Biffy Clyro
Puzzle (2007)

Only Revolutions (2009)
Opposites (2013)

Black Sabbath
Technical Ecstasy (1976)

The Cranberries
Bury the Hatchet (1999)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001)

The Cult
Electric (1987) (credited on the picture sleeve as “Art Direction by Storm Thorgerson”)

Bruce Dickinson
Skunkworks (1996)

Disco Biscuits
Planet Anthem (2010)

Dream Theater
A Change of Seasons (1995)
Falling into Infinity (1997)

Ian Dury and The Blockheads
Mr. Love Pants (1998)

Ellis, Beggs, & Howard
Homelands (1989)

Ethnix
Home Is Where The Head Is (2002)

Europe
Secret Society (2006)

Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (1977)
Peter Gabriel (1978)
Peter Gabriel (1980)

Genesis
…And Then There Were Three… (1978)

David Gilmour
About Face (1984)
David Gilmour in Concert DVD (2002)

Helloween
Pink Bubbles Go Ape (1991)

Led Zeppelin
Presence (1976)
In Through the Out Door (1979)

The Mars Volta
De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
“Inertiatic ESP” single (2003)
“Televators” single (2003)
Frances the Mute (2005)
“The Widow” single (2005)

Megadeth
Rude Awakening DVD (2002)

Steve Miller Band
Bingo! (2010)
Let Your Hair Down (2011)

Muse
Absolution (2003)
“Butterflies and Hurricanes” single (2004)
Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
“Uprising” single (2009)

The Offspring
Splinter (2003)

Alan Parsons
Try Anything Once (1993)
On Air (1996)
The Time Machine (1999)
A Valid Path (2004)

Pendulum
Immersion (2010)

Phish
Slip Stitch and Pass (1997)

The Pineapple Thief
Someone Here Is Missing (2010)

Pink Floyd
A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
Ummagumma (1969)
Atom Heart Mother (1970)
The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Wish You Were Here (1975)
Animals (1977)
A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987)[7]
Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988)
Shine On (1992)[7]
The Division Bell (1994)
P*U*L*S*E (1995), including the blinking LED light that was featured in early CD packaging.[12]
Relics re-release (1996)
Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81 (2000)
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (2001)
Oh, by the Way (2007)

The Plea
The Dreamers Stadium (2012)

Powderfinger
Golden Rule (2009)

Program the Dead
Program The Dead (2005)

Rainbow
Bent Out of Shape (1983)

Rival Sons
Pressure & Time (2011)

Shpongle
Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland (2009)

Styx
Cyclorama (2003)

Thornley
Come Again (2004)
Tiny Pictures (2009)

Thunder
Laughing On Judgement Day (1992)
Behind Closed Doors (1995)

Umphrey’s McGee
Safety In Numbers (2006)
b*The Bottom Half (2007)

Villainy
Mode. Set. Clear. (2012)

Ween
The Mollusk (1997)

The Wombats
This Modern Glitch (2011)

Rick Wright
Broken China (1996)

Younger Brother
Last Days of Gravity (2007)
Vaccine (2011)

Yourcodenameis:milo
Rapt. Dept. (2005)
17 (2005)
Ignoto (2005)

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