AboutIdea Generation Gallery proudly presents BIG & SMALL - a brand new exhibition of the album cover art of Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios.
From billboards and bus sides, to digital downloads and postage stamps, BIG & SMALL will illustrate the vast diversity of format now facing music designers.
Storm Thorgerson started Hipgnosis with Aubrey Powell in the late 60s and produced covers for bands including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Genesis and 10CC. As StormStudios with Peter Curzon he began working with The Cranberries, Catherine Wheel, Muse, The Mars Volta, Ian Dury and Biffy Clyro to name but a few. Despite advanced years, difficult disposition and being somewhat unloved by record companies, Storm continues to to work prolifically and remains one the most sought after music art designers in the world.
This new exhibition will include interactive installations that allow members of the public to make and take their own versions of certain album covers, echoing an underlying principle of music which in effect encourages people to make their own interpretations and draw differing conclusions. Much of Storm's work is of filmic quality and epic proportions with complex, idea driven themes and a preponderance for landscapes, humour and contrariness. His work contains a mysterious element with it remaining far more important that musicians and fans like it, as opposed to them understanding its meaning.
The show will feature enormous high quality fine art prints that, at 5 foot square, are by far the biggest Storm and StormStudios have ever attempted. These giant works will feature some of Storm's most famous album covers including those for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse and The Mars Volta. BIG & SMALL also displays more manageable sized prints of recent work including Pendulum, The Wombats, Younger Brother plus more familiar works from Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, Steve Miller, and Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
The exhibition will also be punctuated with a series of live, interactive events, making for a truly immersive, memorable experience. More information can be found at http://gallery.ideageneration.co.uk