The Wall has a minimal cover design. Just a white brick wall. The logo and the band name are presented on a sticker. The wall is the first album cover since the Piper at the Gates of Dawn that is not created by the design group Hipgnosis.
Scarfes contribution peaked in 1982 with his 15 minutes during animation for the film version of the wall.
Pink Floyd approached Gerald Scarfe who drew the cover illustration and the unforgettable inside art of the double album; i.e. the schoolmaster, the walking hammers and the judge.
Pink Floyd was an English rock band formed by students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967; Barrett left the band in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music.
Their most successful albums are Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983).
Wright left in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued; Wright rejoined later. The three produced A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994) and toured until 1994. The Endless River, based on material recorded in 1993–1994, was released in November 2014.