Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother, Back Cover, 1970
© Pink Floyd Music, Art by Hipgnosis

Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother, Back Cover, 1970

Photograph
By Storm Thorgerson
About the image
The back cover of Pink Floyd's fourth studio album, 1970's Atom Heart Mother, recorded at Abbey Road Studios. 

Image courtesy of Pink Floyd. Photography by Hipgnosis. 

"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." - Storm Thorgerson 

Release Notes:
In 2008, Storm and SFAE celebrated Pink Floyd's 40th anniversary with an exhibition of signed photographs of images that he had created for the band over the years both as a founding member of the design collective Hipgnosis, and as an independent designer with StormStudios. These photographs were produced as signed, open editions and were only briefly available for sale as they were intended only for the anniversary celebration. Very few of any of these images were produced. 

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Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother, Back Cover, 1970
Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother, Back Cover, 1970

 
 
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