The sad news that celebrated album artwork designer Storm Thorgerson died yesterday (18 April) at 69 has sent us into the archives to pick out some of his best work from a career spanning nearly five decades. Alone and with his graphic partnership Hipgnosis, Thorgerson devised striking images – particularly those on a series of iconic Pink Floyd covers – that weathered changing fashion without sacrificing a signature style. Bold and intriguing, his album art still fascinates today. Here are 10 of his most memorable designs.

Pink Floyd, ‘Wish You Were Here’

Muse, ‘Absolution’

The Mars Volta, ‘De-Loused In The Comatorium’

Audioslave, ‘Audioslave’

Biffy Clyro, ‘Puzzle’

Pink Floyd, ‘Animals’

Peter Gabriel, ‘Peter Gabriel’ (“Melt”)

Anthrax, ‘Stomp 442’

Pink Floyd, ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’