Storm Thorgersen for Nik Kershaw’s “Wouldn’t It Be Good”

Yesterday, the music industry lost the talents of Storm Thorgersen – a graphic designer and visionary responsible for some of the most iconic album covers for The Cranberries, Muse, Pendulum, Mars Volta, Peter Gabriel and most notably Pink Floyd. The list goes on and on and the fantastical, mythical elements Thorgersen incorporated are the binding theme. I also didn’t realise that Thorgersen was responsible for a few music videos. His directing skills can’t compare to his album artwork achievements but this one for Nik Kershaw’s “Wouldn’t It Be Good” did catch my eye. An ode to film noir and gothic architecture, our hero is trapped inside his apartment trying to escape sinister figures. But it’s that luminous white suit Kershaw wears with stills, textures and film projected on it that’s a really interesting touch and unlock more of the story. Feels like something today’s musicians would totally rip off.

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