In 1968, Pink Floyd asked Hipgnosis (film and art school students Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell, at that point) to create a cover for their Saucerful of Sectrets. EMI then asked them to create more covers for some groups and this enabled them to start their own studio in 1970. Their name was inspired from a graffiti sprayed at the entrance of their apartment building. In 1973, with their cover for the Dark Side Of The Moon they rose to international recognition. Peter Christopherson joined Hipgnosis as an assistant in 1974, and later became a full partner.
The group dissolved in 1983. Thorgerson continued to make album covers until his recent death, on 18 April 2013.

More information about them in Wikipedia: Hipgnosis

These are the album front covers Hipgnosis did for Pink Floyd:

1968 - A Saucerful of Secrets, 1969 - More, 1969 - Ummagumma, 1970 - Atom Heart Mother,
1971 - Meddle, 1972 - Obscured by Clouds, 1973 - Dark Side of the Moon, 1974 - A Nice Pair,
1975 - Wish You Were Here, 1977 - Animals, 1981 - A Collection of Great Dance Songs

Here are other samples of album cover art by Hipgnosis in the preiod 1970-1975:

1970 - Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs - The Nice Five Bridges - Cochise Cochise
1971 - T. Rex Electric Warrior - Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra - Wishbone Ash Pilgrimage
1972 - Wishbone Ash Argus - Renaissance Prologue
1973 - Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy - Wishbone Ash Live Dates - Emerson, Lake & Palmer Trilogy
1974 - Syd Barrett Syd Barrett - Nazareth Rampant - Bad Company Bad Company - Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1975 - UFO Force It

And here are samples of album cover art by Hipgnosis in the preiod 1975-1980:

1975 - Bad Company Straight Shooter
1976 - The Alan Parsons Project Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Genesis A Trick of the Tail - Led Zeppelin Presence - Brand X Unorthodox Behaviour
1977 - The Alan Parsons Project I Robot - 10cc Deceptive Bends - Brand X Moroccan Roll
1978 - David Gilmour David Gilmour - Yes Tormato - Wishbone Ash Smoke Without Fire - The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid - Black Sabbath Never Say Die! - 10cc Bloody Tourists
1979 - Bad Company Desolation Angels - Brand X Product

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