It has been fifty years because the launch of Pink Floyd’s seminal album, The Darkish Aspect of the Moon, and to have a good time, the band are releasing a collector’s version field set. Should you’re a fan of design and Pink Floyd, then this version is principally going to be all of your goals come true (and is certain to invoke much less ire than the ridiculous emblem controversy on the discharge of the fiftieth anniversary emblem).
The set was designed by Pentagram companions Harry Pearce and Jon Marshall and features a guide, remastered CD and vinyl, Blu-Ray discs, a music guide and duplicate 7-inch singles and memorabilia. It is the sleeve and packaging design that is actually obtained us drooling, because it consists of a field inside a field, with every layer extra thrilling than the final.
The Darkish Aspect of the Moon’s authentic prism design was created by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis with illustrations by Georgie Hardie, and the brand new field set builds on this. “Choosing up on the Hipgnosis theme of historic Egypt and Pyramids I believed concerning the great sense of discovery that’s constructed into the thought of a nested sarcophagus,” explains Pearce on Pentagram’s web site (opens in new tab). “The layers and layers reveal memorabilia, and on the centre the unique ‘The Darkish Aspect Of The Moon’ vinyl.”
The reside album cowl additionally attracts on the unique paintings. “Working with an present design traditional reminiscent of ‘The Darkish Aspect Of The Moon’, it felt wholly flawed to create new conceptual imagery. Extra importantly it was about honouring the unique idea and complementing it with an empathetic framework,” says Pearce.
Every field is made of various supplies, with the outer layers being utterly black after which gold step by step being added in till the within field, which is absolutely gold. The enduring pyramid is referenced all through the packing containers, such because the angled cuts on the folder for the poster. “It’s a murals,” says Hopgnosis’ Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell. And we’re inclined to agree.
You possibly can pre-order the Pink Floyd fiftieth anniversary version (opens in new tab) of The Darkish Aspect of The Moon now.