The Impossible Image, Photographic by Design…and cool album covers

Click the photogrpah for more images by the designer,

Storm Thorgerson

of some of the wonderful album covers he has created over the last few decades. I think they are great examples showing the commercial photographic industry meeting fine arts discourse of photography head-on. Wonderful examples for students I teach in Design and students I teach in the Bachelor of Fine arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts.
I particularly enjoyed the captions by the designer with each image explaining where the idea developed from in conjunction with the clients, and the original inspiration behind them. Great!

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Umphrey McGee – The Bottom Half (2007)
Storm says: ‘This design was first devised for Jane’s Addiction who rejected the rough in favour of something else (they clearly don’t know their onions). The idea was about female sexual allure and sexual contrariness, and came from Alice in Wonderland via Toulouse Lautrec, French can can, red/black striped corsets, Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge or Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.’ 2007

Photograph: Storm Thorgerson/Taken By Storm

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