The instantly recognisable sleeve for ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ was originally designed by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, with illustrations by George Hardie. The iconic prism design was the starting point for the new box set.
Nesting several boxes together was technically challenging as multiple elements were interconnected and needed to fit together precisely. We did not want to use foam or plastic inserts and solved the design through cardboard engineering with extensive prototyping and sampling.
For the ‘live’ album cover we used Hipgnosis’s original marked-up artwork. Working with an existing design classic, it felt wholly wrong to create new conceptual imagery. More importantly it was about honouring the original concept and complementing it with an empathetic framework.
The hardback, album-sized book combines striking layouts with rare and unseen images, including documentary photography taken by Jill Furmanovsky and the Hipgnosis team during Pink Floyd’s album tours of 1972 to 1975.