"Squaring The Circle"...Hipgnosis Documentary on Netflix

Excellent documentary about the artwork of the studio Hipgnosis.


Hipgnosis were an English art design group based in London, that specialised in creating album cover artwork for rock musicians and bands. Their commissions included work for Pink FloydDef LeppardT. Rexthe Pretty ThingsBlack SabbathWishbone AshUFO10ccBad CompanyLed ZeppelinAC/DCScorpionsThe NicePaul McCartney & Wingsthe Alan Parsons ProjectYesGenesisPeter GabrielElectric Light OrchestraRainbowStyx and Al Stewart.

Highly recommended!!!


The story of the Pig is hilarious!  I always thought it was air brushed in...😂

I have a softcover oversized book called "The Album Cover Album" showcasing the great album cover art from back in the day. Hipgnosis has many images in it...they were great. Very creative!

Hipgnosis had such singular styles that you could often tell a Hipgnosis cover before even seeing the credits. I loved Storm's work.... 


The story of the Pig is hilarious! I always thought it was air brushed in...😂

My art framer of many years did work only for museums, galleries, and a few collectors he liked. One day I was dropping off a piece; we would normally work collaboratively on how to frame it, and he would often show me some outrageously expensive or rare thing he was working on for someone else...

He told me to come look at what he was working on. It was the "original" (i.e. darkroom-merged photos by the photographer) photo used to create the Animals album cover. As usual, I did not ask who the owner of the original photo was, and he did not volunteer. But it was very cool in real life, and of course much larger in size than an album cover...