12” X 12” (No. 11) DARK SIDE OF THE MOON • REDUX
As I near the last two covers I wanted to write about, it’s been made painfully obvious that twelve covers are not enough to explore all the amazing images and also various technical and conceptual ideas in Storm’s body of work. Here’s hoping the film won’t be five hours long! But it would have been remiss not to include DARK SIDE OF THE MOON since it is regarded as one of the two most iconic record sleeves of all time (SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND noted as the other - designed and photographed by Sir Peter Blake whom I interviewed in London ) and considering the LP charted for fifteen years! If Storm had gotten a tenth of a penny for the amount of t-shirts, belt buckles, coffee mugs, wallets, lunch boxes, tennis shoes, etc. that this image has been reproduced on, we certainly wouldn’t be anxiously counting down the last week of this Kickstarter campaign dear friends…but licensing contracts were not what they are now and Storm in his own examination, considers this one of the “simpler” images - but certainly the power and immediate recognizability of the DARK SIDE’s prism with a beam of white light being refracted into its component spectrum is worth noting for the history books. Storm throughout the years has done variations on this design – a deep purplish stained glass photographed on a starry night in Nick Mason’s garden, a greenish watercolor version for Roger Waters’ 2006 tour, a Pink Floyd calendar assemblage of various colored fruits, coffee beans, and miniature lemons – and most recently these oil, water, and acrylic paint swirling representations. I like these a lot because they are executed much in the same way the Pink Floyd used to do their psychedelic light shows in the sixties, mixing the various viscosities of pigment and fluids while they combine and/or separate in a tray! So simple but dare I say you could NEVER get the same effect no matter how good you are with the “liquify” tool in Photoshop. Looking at them in the context of today’s news, they are also chillingly close to the imagery of the oil well devastation in the Gulf of Mexico as seen from above.
Audio: Storm Thorgerson and David Gilmour
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Custom made TAKEN BY STORM 1” promo rock badges (set of three) + soundtrack CD to Roddy Bogawa’s last feature film, I WAS BORN, BUT… + signed promo poster by Roddy Bogawa and Chris Brokaw for I WAS BORN, BUT... CD PLUS digital download of two unreleased Chris Brokaw tracks for TAKEN BY STORM
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ORIGINAL FINE ART SILK SCREEN PRINT by Storm Thorgerson. Prints include designs for “Deloused in the Comatorium” and “Televators” for The Mars Volta, “Eternal Flame” for Audioslave, Ellis Beggs and Howards “Homelands”, “Late September” for Deepest Blue and “Transmission” for Gentleman Without Weapons. Each print signed and uniquely customized by Storm with his fingerprint and personal ‘fish eye’ logo stamp. Prints are high quality silk screen images on archival paper - image size @ 19” x 19” overall print size 26” x 32” PLUS ”SPECIAL THANKS” in film credits. Fine Art Prints will be gifted via random numerical system.
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ARCHIVAL DIGITAL FINE ART PRINT by Jill Furmanovsky. This photo of Pink Floyd is in the recording studio Abbey Road during the sessions for WISH YOU WERE HERE (Jill believes it was specifically for WELCOME TO THE MACHINE as many shots also include Roy Harper) and this image has David Gilmour casually laying atop the mixing desk, Roger Waters and Rick Wright in conversation, and Nick Mason reading some type of handbill. A legendary band in a legendary studio making a legendary album, this photograph is a rare and intimate glimpse of Pink Floyd making the follow up record to the massively successful DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. ADDITIONALLY, donors at this level will receive a signed copy of THE MOMENT, Jill’s collection of rock photography from 1970-1995. This book is rare and nearly out of print and you get both for YOUR PLEDGE. Prints are on Hahnemühle paper - image size @ 16.5” x 11.7” PLUS ”SPECIAL THANKS” in film credits
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ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWN STORYBOARD for the actual concert films directed by Storm that were projected behind Pink Floyd for their 1995 Pulse World Tour. Sketches in the series include the mechanical hand from the Wish You Were Here lp sticker and the faceless bowler man from the back cover. Each storyboard includes six images and measures 16 ½” x 11 ½” PLUS ”SPECIAL THANKS” in film credits. Two storyboard pages to be gifted via random numerical system.
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ORIGINAL HIPGNOSIS PHOTOGRAPHIC LAYOUT BOARD. These are three original boards that were the actual designs by famed company HIPGNOSIS and include “Getting Closer” for Paul McCartney and Wings featuring a hand-tinted photograph of a lobster getting a Sunday walk down a city street, the surreal face pulling of Paul Young for his band Sad Cafe lp “Misplaced Ideals” and theater company Lumiere and Son’s film noir imagery for their “Dogs” performance. Each layout board is in excellent condition, measures approximately 14” X 19” and is signed by Storm (and have totally cool crop markings, notes, HIPGNOSIS business stamp, etc. on boards and cover sheets) PLUS “ASSOCIATE PRODUCER” title in film credits. These truly rare items to be gifted via random numerical system.
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