Rock’s Picasso, Storm Thorgerson, Goes to the Great Gig in the Sky

We just received word that Storm Thorgerson, the most prolific, most influential rock graphic artist ever, has passed away at age 69. Most widely known for his work with the Hipgnosis team in England for the long series of Pink Floyd covers, it’s a safe bet that you have enjoyed more of Thorgerson’s genius wrapped around the music of your life than any single musician or band. And we have Storm Thorgerson, along with recording engineer James Guthrie, largely to thank  for the recent Pink Floyd catalog box sets, as Pink Floyd ceased to exist as a musical entity twenty years ago. Storm Thorgerson …wish you were here. –Redbeard