Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door Album Cover, 1979 (Original)
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Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door Album Cover, 1979 (Original)

By Storm Thorgerson
About the image
This is the original artwork used on the cover of Led Zeppelin's  In Through the Out Door, the last album recorded by the band before the death of drummer John Bonham in 1980. 

Image courtesy of Led Zeppelin. Design by Hipgnosis. 

Most photographers who we know or who visit the gallery love this series of images by Storm for a myriad of personal and professional reasons. Concept, theme, mood, tone and so much more. A truly sophisticated image from a sophisticated archive. 

Storm offers his insights: "This is a design I love dearly to this day....The sepia  quality was meant to evoke a non-specific past and to allow the brushstroke across the middle to be better rendered in color and so make a contrast. This same brushstroke was like the swish of a wiper across a wet windscreen, like a lick of fresh paint across a faded surface, a new look to an old scene, which was what Led Zeppelin told us about their album.” 
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Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door Album Cover, 1979 (Original)
Led Zeppelin, In Through the Out Door Album Cover, 1979 (Original)

 
 
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