Though it was sad to learn of Storm Thorgerson‘s death, I think it was appropriate that he should pass during the week leading up to Record Store Day. He was one of a few artists that made the album cover an art form. I would call him the Salvador Dali of album art as I would stare at these subliminal album cover works of art and try to figure out the what, who, where and whys of what I was looking at. These were photographic films filled with stories to interpret before you even got to the music. It was intriguing. Does this cover have anything to do with the music? Sometimes it added to the mystery of the music and made the music better than it actually was but sometimes it was a perfect marriage like the work Storm did with former schoolmates Roger Waters and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd. There will never be another like him but his artwork will live on. Here are a few of my favorites.