Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs & Barrett Album Cover, 1974
© Hipgnosis

Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs & Barrett Album Cover, 1974

Photograph
By Storm Thorgerson
About the image
This is the artwork used for the sleeve of a re-release of Pink Floyd founding member Syd Barrett's two solo albums, the ironically-titled "The Madcap Laughs" and "Barrett.  At the time Syd was unwilling to pose for any new photographs, so Storm created the cover using photos from a previous session, a plum, orange and matchbox, which were significant props from one of his "journey's into space" from their younger days.

Lambda 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. 

Image Courtesy of Syd Barrett. Artwork by Hipgnosis. 

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