Aubrey Powell: Through the Prism. Talk & Book Signing

6:30pm, Thu 19 May 2022

Hipgnosis co-founder, creative designer, photographer and filmmaker Aubrey Powell talks about his new book Through the Prism, published by Thames & Hudson, in the Cafe.

Flying Pig  - Hipgnosis for Pink Floyd

Aubrey Powell: Through the Prism. Talk & Book Signing

6:30pm, Thu 19 May 2022

Hipgnosis co-founder, creative designer, photographer and filmmaker Aubrey Powell talks about his new book Through the Prism, published by Thames & Hudson, in the Cafe.

This event is part of our Past Programme

Aubrey Powell will share intriguing stories of creative endeavour, volatile relationships, excessive lifestyles and bizarre events from the world of rock in conversation with author and music journalist Mark Blake.

 

Founded in 1968 by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis transformed album art with their designs for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney and Wings and so many more. Brutally honest, entertaining and insightful, Po tells the incredible stories of creative endeavour, volatile alliances, high-risk/high-altitude photoshoots and downright bizarre events from the halcyon days of rock’n’roll. From his unique insider perspective, Po sets many records straight, bringing revelatory new details to legendary tales, including the genesis of The Dark Side Of The MoonHouses Of The HolyThe Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, and Peter Gabriel’s trio ‘Car’ / ‘Scratch’ / ‘Melt’, each evidenced with photographs, documents, artefacts and artworks from Po’s own archive.

Mark Blake's work has been published in Mojo, The Times, Rolling Stone and Classic Rock. His books include the best-selling ‘Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story Of Pink Floyd’ and ‘Bring It On Home’, a critically-acclaimed biography of Led Zeppelin’s notorious manager, Peter Grant.