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Rare Zep images featured in new book by Hipgnosis

Dan Nadel

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For those craving the stories behind some of Led Zeppelin's finest covers, including Houses of the Holy and In Through the Out Door, PictureBox is pleased to announce: For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis, in stores everywhere in mid-November.

For the Love of Vinyl: The Album Art of Hipgnosis

by Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell

Hardcover, $45.00

9.25” x 12.25”, 224 pp.


December 2008

Hipgnosis was the biggest and best design firm for the biggest and best bands of the

classic rock era. Formed by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell in 1968, Hipgnosis

was a graphic design studio specializing in creative photography and working mainly

in the music business designing album covers for many rock ‘n’ roll bands includ-

ing Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, 10cc, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, Paul

McCartney, Syd Barrett and Styx, among others. For a dozen years Hipgnosis created

timeless rock iconography. For the Love of Vinyl is the first book to document their

output in detail, focusing on over 60 package designs – from cover to label – written

about in entertaining detail by the men who created them. Also included are short

essays by musicians (such as Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason), artists (Peter Blake) and

fellow designers (Paula Scher) on their favorite covers, as well as unseen photographs

and ephemera. Complementing it all is a lengthy critical and historical text examining

Hipgnosis and its legacy. For the Love of Vinyl will be THE rock book of 2008.

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