Houses of the HolyRegular price £960.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 120): -Infinity%
The Houses of the Holy limited edition archival inkjet print was produced in an edition of 500 by the Hipgnosis founding team of Aubrey 'Po' Powell and Storm Thorgerson. Always signed by Po, we also have a few copies counter-signed by Storm.
The idea to revisit album cover artwork for publication as original, limited edition prints came from Storm Thorgerson in 2000. He had amassed a huge body of work from forty years of creating iconic covers and wanted it to be seen in fuller glory. Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy was an obvious contender. A number one album back in 1973 when that meant everything.
It was a landmark album long after its release; Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) said in Q Magazine in 2003, "I became totally obsessed with Led Zeppelin, they were the first band I actually listened to. I put on Houses Of The Holy and just sat there." In the same issue, Toby Manning of Q Magazine wrote:
Hipgnosis met the challenge of presenting this album with an epic idea inspired by Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. Aubrey Powell remembered that:
The original artwork was re-assembled for this edition and printed in stunning 6 colour pigment inks.
Signed by: Aubrey Powell
Image size: 26 x 14.5 inches / Paper size: 25.5 x 33 inches
Edition size: 500