Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)
Director: Anton Corbijn Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
The story of the mercurial mad geniuses behind Hipgnosis, the British design studio responsible some of the most iconic album covers of all time: Dark Side of the Moon, Houses of the Holy, Band on the Run, Electric Warrior, Wish You Were Here, Peter Gabriel (I, II, III), and so many more. Noted visual artist and film director Anton Corbijn (Control) immerses audiences in the studio’s stunning graphic designs, offers dishy interviews with some of the greatest rock’n’roll artists of all time, and provides an inside look at this profoundly influential pair of uncompromising artists.
“HIGHLY ENTERTAINING. Makes a convincing case that…Hipgnosis was as responsible as anyone in making visual creativity an iconographic extension of a given rock artist’s image and sound…From the rich tales behind some legendary album art (Wish You Were Here, Houses of the Holy, Animals) to the warts-and-all business saga of a hotshot collective struggling with fraying personalities, industry egos and, eventually, changing times, SQUARING THE CIRCLE is catnip for a music lover of a certain age with a treasured cache.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times