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15 May 2022

Ian Emes, Pink Floyd Animator, Opens Online Store

Pink Floyd Circa 1970
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Ian Emes, the artist behind much of Pink Floyd‘s live visual imagery, as well as visuals for Wings, Duran Duran and Roger Waters, has opened an online store. The shop sells clothing, accessories and prints featuring his famous artwork.

Ian Emes is the original Pink Floyd animator and creator of the Dark Side Of The Moon concert films. The first ever synchronised interpretations of Pink Floyd music, Ian’s ground-breaking visuals were projected onto the famous circular screen – aka Mr Screen – at Wembley Arena in 1974.

Having previously used lighting effects for their performances, in 1972 Pink Floyd discovered Ian’s experimental animated film One of These Days, and thus found a way to expand the immersive impact of their concerts – ushering in a new era of concert technology not just for the band but for rock music as a whole.

As well as creating animations for other world-famous musicians, Ian continued to work with Pink Floyd, his animation becoming synonymous with the band and a source of inspiration. His Marching Crosses sequence for Us And Them was a source of inspiration for Roger Waters’ Marching Hammers – which Ian projected onto the real Berlin wall in 1990 when shooting sequences for The Wall – Live In Berlin, Roger Waters’ first solo performance after splitting from the band. Ian’s films were seen by over 300,000 people, then the biggest concert audience of all time.

In 2016 Ian’s iconic Time sequence was re-mastered for Waters’ epic projections in his sell-out Us And Them World Tour. The same year, Ian’s One Of These Days animation revisited the circular screen in the Roman amphitheatre in David Gilmour’s Live At Pompei tour.

Ian’s most recent collaboration with Pink Floyd is his feature-length interpretation of their last album, The Endless River. His works are currently touring the world with the record-breaking Pink Floyd – Their Mortal Remains exhibition. He has won numerous international awards, including three BAFTAS and an OSCAR Nomination.

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