I just came across this book that looks to be pretty interesting. It’s called “For The Love of Vinyl“, and it covers some of the amazing/iconic album art that the U.K. based Hipgnosis team created for some well established acts. I would assume that their most popular work is Pink Floyd related, but I’m sure that reading up on how all the covers came to be would be just as interesting.

It’s funny, I recognize a lot of the covers they have done, but know nothing about some of the bands, is that bad? That may or may not be a testament to how good the covers are, I’m not sure.

Click below to watch a clip of Aubrey Powell discussing the book, Hipgnosis and random cover art tidbits. The bit on “Houses of The Holy” is rad.

6 responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF VINYL”

  1. colin says:

    pink floyd is the greatest band ever.

  2. Dustin says:

    Floyd is the best, I have my Darkside shirt on right now. Some of those covers are pretty freaking awesome.

  3. Evan says:

    Hipgnosis covers are so good. One of the obscure records they did was for XTC’s second album “Go 2“. It’s just a black cover with white typewriter text that says “this is a RECORD COVER. This writing is the DESIGN upon the record cover. The DESIGN is to help SELL the record…”. It’s super simple and stands out compared to other photo based covers of the time.

  4. robert says:

    look at that railhop to the left!
    is this really a bmx site and nobody else sees it?

  5. Buyers do pay direct and indirect prices.