Division Bell (AM) - Storm Thorgerson
Artist: Storm Thorgerson
Paper Size - 30" x 24"
Print Size - 20" x 20"
Edition: Limited Edition of 90 - Stamped by Storm Studios
The Division Bell was the fourteenth studio album by Pink Floyd. Produced a few years after the fall of the Eastern Bloc, the album deals with themes of communication and the idea that talking can solve many of life’s problems. The album’s title, a reference to the British parliament’s practice of ringing a bell to call for a vote, was suggested to the group by author Douglas Adams.
And of course the album cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson. Storm was an early friend of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, for whom he designed many album covers, including the iconic sleeve for The Dark Side Of The Moon. The graphic art group Hipgnosis (co-founded by Storm with Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell) became one of the most famed design and photographic teams in music, with covers for many other internationally successful artists, including Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Wishbone Ash, 10cc, Black Sabbath, Wings, Peter Gabriel, and Yes.
"I consider, unashamedly, this to be one of the best things I've ever done. Can I say that? Not so much for the dialogue with the viewer and not so much for the implication of a third absent face i.e. that of Syd Barrett, formed by the two eyes looking at you, rather than each other, but more because of the statues themselves, designed with wild-eyed Keith Breeden, were very imposing in their own right, majestic, elegant, and monolithic, standing eerily in the fens of East Anglia." Storm Thorgerson