SXSW 2011 Film Spotlight: Taken By Storm


Head to your record collection and grab a handful of albums at random. Chances are you'll be holding at least one piece of iconic imagery from English graphic designer, Storm Thorgerson.

Taken By Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis documents the life and work of the man responsible for so many of rock's visual masterpieces. His album cover resume includes Led Zeppelin, Yes, The Mars Volta, Muse and several others. But it his work with Pink Floyd where he is at his best. It is a nearly impossible feat to listen to any Floyd album and not conjure up images of factories, light breaking through prisms, or industry "suits" on fire.

Taken By Storm premiers tonight at 9pm at the Alamo Ritz with additional screening throughout the week.