Straws, Deadlines cover photo, 1977

For their first episode of 2016, the Poster Boys depart from the world of one-sheets for a quick spin around some of music’s most visually engaging album covers, courtesy of the design powerhouse Hipgnosis.

From Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Brandon and Sam explore the prolific career of a small design studio working out of London’s Tin Pan Alley from the late ’60s until the early ’80s. They cap things off with a return to the world of film, where they open up the Flat File and find a surprising amount of unused work for Ron Howard’s 1984 comedy, Splash.

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