Hipgnosis work for 10cc is an eclectic mixture of style and ideas. This cover for 1975s Original Soundtrack is no exception.
The soundtrack for a film not yet made.
Storm remembers thinking that the old Moviola 35mm editing equipment would make an interesting subject for such an album that called for something filmic. Hipgnosis turned to Humphrey Ocean, now an acclaimed Royal Academician but then not long out of art school, to make something more extraordinary of it than a simple photograph would have. The pencil drawing and this newly published gicl?are, as Storm puts it, tasty, elegant and appropriate.