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SQUARING THE CIRCLE (THE STORY OF HIPGNOSIS)

Directed by: Anton Corbijn

Runtime: 101 min

Year: 2022

Country: United Kingdom

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Featuring a Q&A moderated by KUER's RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio and local artist Jann Haworth, co-creator of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

Whether you’re a fan of Pink Floyd or not, chances are you know exactly what the album covers of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here look like. But you might not be familiar with the creative duo behind those iconic images: Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, aka the innovative design studio Hipgnosis.

Hipgnosis went from making covers for their mates (the likes of David Gilmour and Syd Barrett) to establishing themselves as the driving force behind visual identities of some of the most popular artists of the 1970s (think Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney). Their methods were unconventional, their budgets often unreasonable, but they were fearless visionaries who artfully manipulated photographic images long before computer graphics became ubiquitous.

In his first documentary, music video legend, Anton Corbijn, who has directed feature films about Joy Division and music videos for bands like Nirvana, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode, tells the story with his trademark black-and-white style – and the result is wildly entertaining.


Through The Lens series presented in partnership with:
KUER 90.1RadioWest


Through The Lens series funded in part by:

Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM

In Person |

The City Library

FREE

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