ByDesign 12: Taken By Storm: The Art Of Storm Thorgerson And Hipgnosis

Jul 21, 2012

(2011, USA/UK, Roddy Bogawa, 95 min)

Director Roddy Bogawa in attendance!
Followed by a reception and live performance by Chris Brokaw!

Storm Thorgerson's album covers are some of the most evocative and visually-arresting images in popular culture. After studying film, he co-founded famed graphic art company Hipgnosis in the late 60s. Over the decades, Thorgerson has created memorable artwork for albums by Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Pretty Things, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Peter Gabriel, AC/DC, ELO, XTC, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta and many others. Taken By Storm illuminates his career and unique process, and includes interviews with musicians (David Gilmour, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel) and contemporary visual artists (Peter Blake, Damien Hirst). This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director and a reception with live performance by musician Chris Brokaw, who created original music for the film.

Part of ByDesign 12, our long-running annual series exploring intersections of design and the moving image, and celebrating artists who transform our visual culture. 

"This film...will speak to record nerds, graphic designers and fine artists alike." -The Stranger

ByDesign 12 is co-presented by Northwest Film Forum and AIGA-Seattle, Sponsored by Arcade, Curated by Peter Lucas

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