BOLD! Exhibition of 1970s albums at the Haddenham Arts Center


An exhibition featuring album covers from groups from the 1970s, including 10cc, Styx and Wishbone Ash, will open at the Haddenham Arts Center on October 2.

The exhibition celebrates the talent of British design studio Hipgnosis, founded in London in 1968.

It was started by two young photographers and native of Cambridge, Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, later joined by Peter Christopherson.

During their 15-year heyday, they designed some of the most famous album covers in musical history.

Caroline Cawley, director of the art center, said: “Hipgnosis was known for its cut and paste montages, creating full focus images that would be impossible for the human eye to reproduce.

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“This exhibit features stunning limited edition prints from the heyday of the creative studio and represents a great deal of their time.

“Hipgnosis in the 1970s gained tremendous freedom and access to substantial budgets with which to realize their epic ideas.

“A polite image of the band was no longer necessary, the emphasis was instead on the message of the music.

“Suddenly, all forms of artistic expression were possible.

The center is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free admission and parking on site.


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