LONDON – English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, whose eye-catching album art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin encapsulated the spirit of 1970s psychedelia, died Thursday. He was 69.

In a statement, Thorgerson’s family said that his death “was peaceful.” The artist, who suffered a stroke in 2003, had been ill for some time.

Thorgerson is best known for his surreal Pink Floyd covers, which guitarist David Gilmour called “an inseparable part of our work.”

Some of Thorgerson’s fronts have become icons in their own right. They include the disturbing image of burning man in a business suit featured on Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.”

Thorgerson also made covers for Peter Gabriel, Phish, Styx, and Muse. A particularly weird CD front for The Cranberries’ “Bury The Hatchet” featured a monstrous, disembodied eye staring a crouching, naked figure in a desert.

Thorgerson is survived by his mother, Vanji; his son Bill; his wife, Barbie Antonis; and her two children Adam and Georgia.