The Atom Heart Mother limited edition print was one of the very first selection of Pink Floyd album cover designs to be revisited and re-envisaged as an art print by Storm Thorgerson at the very beginning of this century. This striking print celebrates Atom Heart Mother, a big breakthrough for Pink Floyd who, in 1970 managed to get to No.1 with one of the world's most progressive psychedelic albums featuring neither title nor band photo on the front; just a cow. It was the first Pink Floyd cover not to feature the band's name on the cover, nor to contain any photographs of the band anywhere. This was a trend that would continue on subsequent covers throughout the 1970s and beyond. Storm Thorgerson took the picture using only two rolls of 120 film in the first field he came to driving north out of London. No graphics, no retouching: "I wanted to design a non-cover, something that was not like other covers, particularly not like other rock or psychedelic covers; something that one would simply not expect. Not shocking, not mind altering, just unexpected. The cow was, in fact, more eye-catching than I had ever dared imagine; it was so different because it was so normal, so ordinary it stood out a mile. The cow was your regular cow, your standard cow, what every cow should look like. To Pink Floyd the cow seemed suitably resonant, but unrelated and certainly open to different interpretations." This archival inkjet print, printed on a Somerset textured paper by Gresham Studios, Cambridge, is a real stunner.
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