Storm Thorgerson remembered in Prog Award
Classic Rock‘s sister title Prog Magazine have renamed one of this year’s Prog Award categories after late album designer Storm Thorgerson.
In his honour the Grand Design Award is now known as the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award. It will be given to the creator of the year’s best-packaged product, from nominees 10cc, Hawkwind, the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Peter Blegvard & Andy Partridge, King Crimson, Family, Peter Gabriel, Arve Henriksen and Rush.
Thorgerson, known for his work with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Muse, Black Sabbath and many others, died in April.
Prog Magazine editor Jerry Ewing says: “Storm’s contribution to prog rock and beyond is incredible. We felt it was only right to pay tribute to the man who has given so much to music through his art.
“The re-titling of the Grand Design award is especially fitting, given that Storm won it at last year’s ceremony for his continued work with Pink Floyd.”
This year’s Prog Awards ceremony takes place at London’s kew Gardens on September 3. Public voting is still open – when you register to vote at www.progrockmag.com/awards you’ll get the chance to win a prize bundle featuring goodies from all nominated acts.