stormEarlier today, we saw the sad news that iconic graphic artist has passed at the age of 69. Thorgerson notably contributed the timeless album art to many records (including ), ’s Slip Stitch and Pass, two albums and work for , and Umphrey’s McGee among others. Much of his work is as timeless and identifiable with the legendary work it accented as the music itself. See guitarist ’s statement about his friend below.

has made the following statement:

ummagumma“We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep’s Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.

“He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend.

“The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work.

“I will miss him.” – David Gilmour

* Editor’s Note: I had the Ummagumma album poster on my dorm room wall.

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