Storm Thorgerson, the artist behind the cover art for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, died this week. He was 69. Via Consequence of Sound:
A native of Middlesex, England, Thorgerson attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Syd Barrett, and contributed artwork to 15 of the band’s releases, including The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. In a statement, Pink Floyd’s David Glimour said Thorgerson was “an inseparable part of our work”.
Thorgerson also designed album artwork for Led Zeppelin’s Presence and In Through the Out Door, Peter Gabriel’s first three solo albums, and Genesis’ …And Then There Were Three…. More recently, he collaborated with The Mars Volta for De-Loused in the Comatorium and Muse for Absolution and Black Holes and Revelations.