There is also a contribution from Peter Gabriel in "Us And Them: The Authorized Story Of Hipgnosis" written by Mark Blake.
It tells the story of British art design group Hipgnosis, famed for some of the most iconic album covers ever created, including Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon, Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis, AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 10cc's How Dare You and many more.
After designing the album cover for their friends Pink Floyd's A Saucerful Of Secrets in 1968, students Aubrey 'Po' Powell and Storm Thorgerson would define rock and roll's visual identity for the next fifteen years.
Nick Mason, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Aubrey Powell and the late Storm Thorgerson provide unique contributions to the book.
As is well known, the two set out to shoot a naked family, splashed with silver and gold, climbing rocks in early winter at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland for Led Zeppelin, incorporated petrochemicals, fire and Hollywood stunt doubles for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were and took a full three weeks to complete. For the Wings Greatest Hits cover, the Hipgnosis creative team found themselves risking life and limb in the bitter cold, jumping from a helicopter in the Swiss Alps and grabbing a bulky statue of a deity.
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