Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

“They designed some of Classic Rock’s most memorable album covers.” —Houston Press

Whether or not you are a fan of Pink Floyd, chances are you recognize the album covers of The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. The creative duo behind those iconic images—Aubrey “Po” Powell and Storm Thorgerson—established innovative design studio Hipgnosis after meeting in Cambridge, England, in the 1960s.

Squaring the Circle celebrates analog creativity and artistic risk, revealing the duo’s influence by revisiting their iconic album covers and tracing their career. The documentary features commentary from stars including Peter Gabriel, David Gilmour, Paul McCartney, and Robert Plant.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

Directed by Anton Corbijn
(United Kingdom, 2022, 101 minutes, in English)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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