March 3, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd. Designed by Pentagram to high specifications, this official book commemorates the band and the album. This luxurious book is divided into two parts.
The first documents the members of the band between 1972 and 1975, during the making of the album, the album release and throughout the album tours in the UK, US, Europe and Japan through 128 black-and-white photographs. A review of the October 1972 Wembley gig by Chris Charlesworth, originally published in Melody Maker, provides insight into one of Floyd’s most celebrated performances. The second part explores in 65 color images how the original prism motif by Hipgnosis and StormStudios evolved into an array of graphics and homages to the world’s great artists, some of which went on to grace further projects of the band. Co-founder of StormStudios, Peter Curzon, recalls the details of each brief and the development of the graphics over a 50-year period.
This is the only book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most enduring albums of all time. This will be a covetable package for the legions of Floyd fans out there both new and old.
Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell co-founded the design agency Hipgnosis in 1968, creating over the next 15 years some of the most iconic record covers for artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Genesis. Powell is currently art director for Pink Floyd, responsible for designing and curating the record-breaking exhibition “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains,” which premiered for five months in 2017 at the V&A in London. In the early 1990s Storm Thorgerson formed StormStudios with Peter Curzon to create designs for a diverse range of projects, including album covers for Pink Floyd, Muse, Biffy Clyro and The Cranberries, and exhibition, company logo and website designs.
Jill Furmanovsky has photographed some of the greatest musicians in the world, including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Oasis. She made her name as the official photographer of the band during the recording of The Dark Side Of The Moon and during the UK album tour.