Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were interviewed for a new film about Hipgnosis

Jimmy Page Hipgnosis

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant have given new, on-camera interviews for a feature-length documentary about the design group Hipgnosis.

The pair were interviewed separately for “Squaring The Circle (The Story Of Hipgnosis)” which will open in cinemas across the US on June 20.

“It was the most expensive cover that we did,” Page says in the film’s trailer, referring to the cover of In Through the Out Door. “That cover was better than the album,” he continues with a laugh.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Celebrated photographer, creative director and filmmaker Anton Corbijn’s first feature documentary SQUARING THE CIRCLE (the story of hipgnosis) tells the story of Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey β€œPo” Powell, the creative geniuses behind the iconic album art design studio, Hipgnosis, responsible for some of the most recognizable album covers of all time. They formed Hipgnosis in Cambridge during the ferment of the sixties and became rock royalty during the boom time of the seventies. They conjured into existence sights that no one had previously thought possible, produced visuals which popularized music that had previously been considered fringe, and were at the white-hot center of the maddest, funniest and most creative era in the history of popular music.

During this period, record companies didn’t dictate to acts like Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney what their LP covers should look like – Storm and Po did. They made money; they lost money. They did great things; they did silly things. They fell out bitterly; they made up. They never played a note, but they changed music. The film features brand new interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour & Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Noel Gallagher, and many more.

The new Hipgnosis documentary follows the publication in February of Mark Blake’s authorised biography of the band, “Us and Them: The Authorised Story of Hipgnosis”.

LedZepNews interviewed Blake about his book in April, where he discussed interviewing Page for his book. Paying subscribers to the LedZepNews Substack can listen to the full audio interview with Blake and read the full transcript of the interview here.

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8 Comments on "Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were interviewed for a new film about Hipgnosis"

  1. Roy JOHN Watson | 5th May 2023 at 3:56 pm | Reply

    routes and pathways into various projects STILL WAITING

  2. Anything Zep I’m in

  3. I was young and having trouble with rebelness. Always in trouble and being on restriction. I listened to In The Light and I found peace.

  4. ZedLeppelin | 6th May 2023 at 1:35 pm | Reply

    More Zeppelin is always welcomed!! Let’s GO! Rock On!!🀘❀🎡😁

  5. Roy JOHN Watson | 6th May 2023 at 5:25 pm | Reply

    just to say so page thinks that the cover of inthrough the out door is better than the music within it i totally disagree in through out door is a fine zep album to these ears more enjoyable listen that the electric presence album its well known of all the zep albums that page had less control on this album due to is heroin addiction and the album as more of john paul jones fingerprints on it than pages also the much missed late great john bonham had is problems two put is drumming was top notch on this album so there its sure worth 8 out of 10 so there mr jimmy page

  6. Michelle Hambrick | 7th May 2023 at 1:15 am | Reply

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  7. Can’t wait to aee this 😍 πŸ™Œ

  8. Jonathan Buck | 8th May 2023 at 4:52 am | Reply


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