Hipgnosis Color Study

Cover Art + Packaging ︎ 2013



Hipgnosis was an English design group most popular in the 1970s and 80s. Made up of primarily three members (Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson), they were responsible for iconic album covers for bands such as Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin.

After gathering and categorizing several album covers, I analyzed various color relationships present in each cover. I synthesized these relationships into a color field diagram, which informed a redesign of each album cover. In total, 12 new album sleeves were designed, each featuring a redesigned cover, a color field diagram, an explanation of my analysis, and the original Hipgnosis cover.

Completed while at
RISD
Instructor:
Aki Nurosi


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