Gentlemen Without Weapons, Transmissions Album Cover, 1988
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Gentlemen Without Weapons, Transmissions Album Cover, 1988

By Storm Thorgerson
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"When I look at this picture, I think I must have been a bit crazy, because it was such a nightmare to produce. Doing it for real, my avowed philosophy, necessitated on this occasion huge wooden telegraph poles, (…) bulldozers, pile drivers and teams of rugged chaps to help erect the poles in conditions (not that you’d know looking at the end result) which were truly abysmal, comprising acres of wet slushy mud, wind and driving rain. Whichever memory I dredge up serves only to confirm a suspicion of implicit madness, be it the awkwardness and sheer weight of the poles, (…) or persuading luckless friends and models that they were perfectly safe sitting on top (and how they wouldn’t die of exposure or vertigo no siree)…

Just as well I like the environment. Just as well I like the image or I’d know for sure there was a screw loose."- Storm Thorgerson 
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Gentlemen Without Weapons, Transmissions Album Cover, 1988
Gentlemen Without Weapons, Transmissions Album Cover, 1988

 
 
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