“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd Limited Edition Signed Print

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This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition archival inket print is a unique reworking, undertaken by George Hardie, of his original album artwork for Led Zeppelin's eponymous album number I. Hardie first approached Led Zeppelin’s guitarist, Jimmy Page, with an idea for a design involving the airship icon. Jimmy then asked him to refer directly to a photograph that he had found showing the Hindenburg disaster and the design for Led Zeppelin I was born. What a design it is. So graphically striking yet subtly evocative; instantly recognisable from across the aisles of a record store, or the walls of a gallery. A truly enduring image. The print is taken from the original artwork that resulted from the original design project. The result is a print with added colour treatment applied by George in consultation with Brad Faine at Coriander Studios. The approach was made specially for this print edition and is quite different from the album cover image. It is a truly unique reworking of the original artwork by the artist. The edition was printed in archival pigment inks on a Somerset Satin paper by the esteemed Coriander Studios, London, UK. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf

Details

Artiste:

Led Zeppelin

Designed by:

George Hardie

Signed by:

George Hardie

Published by:

Rockoptic, UK in 2001

Limited edition of:

500

Printed by:

Coriander, London, UK

Process:

Archival Inkjet

Image size:

19.5 x 19.5 inches

Paper size:

26 x 33 inches

- See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/led-zeppelin-i#sthash.GNlznUXW.dpuf
This limited edition print was one of the very first selection of Pink Floyd album cover designs to be revisited and re-envisaged as an art print by Storm Thorgerson at the very beginning of this century. It is a beautiful silkscreen reworking of the Wish You Were Here image that truly deserves to be seen on this scale. The album itself is a favourite of David Gilmour's, with its haunting central theme of Shine on you Crazy Diamond is never far out of consciousness. Welcome To The Machine introduces Waters's fascination with pessimistic sci-fi views of the future. Wish You Were Here itself is a sad and wistful indictment of insecurity. Storm Thorgerson recalls that one theme, indeed one word, prevailed during the recording of the album at Abbey Road - absence. Nothing more poignantly, or powerfully illustrated this than the unexpected arrival of Syd Barrett at the studio during the vocal takes for Shine On You Crazy Diamond, having been absent for seven years. Storm told us, "the handshake from the burning man is as empty or absent a gesture as you can get. The man is really on fire. He wore an asbestos suit under the cloth suit, which extends over the head, where a wig was attached. The first attempts at setting him alight were in the wrong wind direction. The flames were blown back and ignited his moustache for an instant. A close shave, one might say. The diver in the lake makes no splash, so is he there really? Or is he absent? The man in the desert is faceless, no features, no scruples or rather absent morality, so on and so forth. The whole album design was then hidden from public view by an opaque black shrink-wrap. In effect, this cover too was absent. - See more at: https://www.hypergallery.com/wish-you-were-here#sthash.Gf6S3mhx.dpuf

This limited edition print was one of the very first selection of Pink Floyd album cover designs to be revisited and re-envisaged as an art print by Storm Thorgerson at the very beginning of this century. It is a beautiful silkscreen reworking of the Wish You Were Here image that truly deserves to be seen on this scale. The album itself is a favourite of David Gilmour's, with its haunting central theme of Shine on you Crazy Diamond is never far out of consciousness. Welcome To The Machine introduces Waters's fascination with pessimistic sci-fi views of the future. Wish You Were Here itself is a sad and wistful indictment of insecurity. Storm Thorgerson recalls that one theme, indeed one word, prevailed during the recording of the album at Abbey Road - absence. Nothing more poignantly, or powerfully illustrated this than the unexpected arrival of Syd Barrett at the studio during the vocal takes for Shine On You Crazy Diamond, having been absent for seven years. Storm told us, "the handshake from the burning man is as empty or absent a gesture as you can get. The man is really on fire. He wore an asbestos suit under the cloth suit, which extends over the head, where a wig was attached. The first attempts at setting him alight were in the wrong wind direction. The flames were blown back and ignited his moustache for an instant. A close shave, one might say. The diver in the lake makes no splash, so is he there really? Or is he absent? The man in the desert is faceless, no features, no scruples or rather absent morality, so on and so forth. The whole album design was then hidden from public view by an opaque black shrink-wrap. In effect, this cover too was absent.

  • Artiste:

    Pink Floyd

    Designed by:

    Aubrey Powell, Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis

    Signed by:

    Storm Thorgerson

    Published by:

    Rockoptic, UK

    Limited edition of:

    295

    Printed by:

    Gresham Studios, Cambridgeshire, UK

    Process:

    Silkscreen in 21 colours

    Image size:

    17.5 x 23 inches

    Paper size:

    25.5 x 33 inches