Friday, 26 November 2010

RIP Peter Christopherson

I learned today of the passing of one of my creative heroes.

Peter Christopherson.

I wouldn't call him a household name but his design work as part of Hipgnosis is sure to be found in many households.

These classic album covers for Pink Floyd and the early solo albums of Peter Gabriel are some of his best know works as a graphic designer.

Christopherson was also a key member of the highly influential Throbbing Gristle.

Again not every body's cup of tea.

But without TG there would be no Nine Inch Nails or Depeche Mode for a start.

Peter also made his mark as a director.

He directed several commercials and music videos for the likes of Silverchair, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Van Halen and more.

A true creative renaissance man. He will be sorely missed.