The V&A has announced the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands, Pink Floyd. The exhibition will showcase the bands innovative work in graphic design, photography, sound, stage and performance design from the 1960s and 70s to the present day, and it's important influence on the psychedelic movement. Check out some of the classic album covers below:
The show will feature Pink Floyd's work with modern surrealist Storm Thorgerson, satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne Wilson. It will feature more than 350 objects and a custom-designed laser light show, the gallery promises an “immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey”. The exhibition marks 50 years since the band released its first single Arnold Layne.
It's hard to believe that it's been almost half a century since Pink Floyd released their first single! I wouldn't say I'm an avid Floyd fan but I appreciate their music and as a designer I've always admired the art of these covers. I will definitely be checking out this exhibition at the V&A next year and I'm sure the visual and sensory experience will leave me "comfortably numb".
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains takes place from 13 May - 1 October 2017, with tickets on sale today.