Deepest Blue | Late September
Edition Size: 395, Paper Size: 25.5” x 33.5” Image Size: 60” x 60”
Silkscreen Print made by Coriander Studios on 410gsm Somerset tub paper.
Design and photography – Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios
“Late September was photographed in South Africa, for Deepest Blue. The contours painted on the girl represent depth contours as seen in maps of the sea. It is also, I guess, a picture about doing completely the wrong thing. She doesn’t need to be listening with her ear to the ground to tell her what’s coming – she’ll bloody well hear it coming, as it’s right behind her! I think the colours saved it from ignominy. The dry cracked earth was added as an obviously surreal element and as a soupcon of ambiguity, as it is rather near a very wet sea.”
Storm’s career spanned 6 decades, beginning in the 60’s when, as a friend of the Pink Floyd (he was at school with Syd and Roger, and Nick and David were part of his circle of friends), he overheard them asking a photographer to shoot their second album. The photographer refused and Storm said “I’ll do it”. The rest is history.
Storm formed a design group (Hipgnosis) in the 60’s with Aubrey (Po) Powell and Peter Christopherson. They worked for pretty much everyone who was anyone in the rock world at the time. Hipgnosis dissolved in the late 70’s.
Storm continued with sleeve design, forming a new company that included Peter Curzon, Dan Abbott (both designers) and Rupert Truman (Photographer), with whom he worked for the best part of 30 years, and who make up StormStudios today.
These are limited edition fine art prints. They are silk screens and giclée’s, printed using archival inks on acid free papers.
Our first foray into prints was with Coriander. It was run by Brad Faine – an artist, and specialist in silk screen printing. Brad and his team made prints for artists such as Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Bruce McLean etc. etc. Today, they are one of the foremost fine art printers in London. In recent years, they have embraced new technologies, and also make many of our digital prints.
Silk screen printing is a laborious process, whereby the layers of colour are applied by hand, one by one. Some of our prints have 25-30 colour layers applied. It is reliant on highly skilled printers to understand how the layers will build up. The finished images generally have a more ‘painterly’ feel than the digital prints.
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