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Bold, iconic and symbolic, the cover to Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album fulfilled every aspect of Richard Wright’s brief to be: “smarter, neater - more classy” than previous Pink Floyd covers.
Designed by longterm Floyd associates and masters of spaced out imagery, Hipgnosis and George Hardie, the dispersing prism references the lyrical content of the album and Pink Floyd’s extravagant light shows.
The prism image was the centrepoint of some fairly lavish packaging, which included two posters and stickers of the pyramids - take that Radiohead!
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Bonus trivia: The prism of light on The Dark Side Of The Moon misses out indigo from the spectrum.
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