Storm Thorgerson Biography

Storm Thorgerson

Storm Thorgeson was a graphic designer and music video director who was the incredible mind behind some of the most iconic album covers of the last sixty years. In a career spanning six decades of music, Thorgeson produced album artwork for the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Muse, Genesis, Audioslave, Peter Gabriel and many more.

Thorgeson is most famous for designing more than ten album covers for Pink Floyd, most notably The Dark Side of the Moon, arguably the most famous album cover of all time.

Citing the Surrealist paintings of René Magritte as a major influence on his photography and collage, Thorgeson created vaguely-threatening photographic tableaux, featuring paranoid landscapes and physically-unlikely phenomenon…all long before the days of photoshop!

Of his creations, Thorgeson said: ‘I like photography because it is a reality medium, unlike drawing which is unreal. I like to mess with reality... to bend reality. Some of my works beg the question, is it real or not?’

Storm Thorgerson

Storm Thorgerson Artworks