Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon - 1973

The cover art is produced by Hipgnosis with design by Storm Thorgerson and illustration by George Hardie. In the words of Storm Thorgerson:

"The idea itself was cunningly cobbled from a standard physics textbook, which illustrated light passing through a prism. Of significance was the simple, elegant layout against black – standard textbook illustrations did not do this. Also important to the art direction, was the fortuitous decision to listen to Rick Wright, who suggested we do something clean, elegant and graphic, not photographic – not a figurative picture. And then to connect this idea to their live show, which was famous for its lighting, and subsequently to connect this to ambition and madness, themes Roger was exploring in the lyrics … hence the prism, the triangle and the pyramids.

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