Secret 7” has unveiled the artists behind this year’s collection of record sleeves following its auction on 2 May. Unique works by Jean Jullien, Anish Kapoor, Paul Smith, Jenny Holzer, George Hardie and Bob & Roberta Smith make up some of the 700 different sleeve designs, but the creators’ identities were kept under wraps until after the exhibition at Sonos Studio in Shoreditch was finished. All remaining sleeves from the auction — including pieces by Gavin Turk, Stephen Jones, Kate Gibb and Patternity — are now for sale on Amnesty International’s eBay page, to continue raising money for the charity.
Jean Jullien, Anish Kapoor and Gavin Turk all chose to create cover artwork for Tame Impala’s The Less I Know The Better. Paul Smith shot a discarded pile of paint tubes for his sleeve for The Jam’s Art School, while Jenny Holzer’s design for At Last by Etta James shows a photograph of Barack and Michelle Obama meeting 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin. Bob & Roberta Smith’s piece, also for The Jam’s song, depicts the words “Art Music Freedom”.
Other artists involved included Cheryl Dunn, Thierry Noir, Marina Willer, Tom Dixon, Rob Ryan, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Anthony Burrill and Jean Jullien. Art and vinyl collectors reportedly queued outside for up to 36 hours ahead of the sale.
- ManvsMachine on its hugely diverse campaign for Air Max Day
- A treasure trove of goodies, it’s Best of the Web!
- Donald Sanger illustrates a grotesque and humorous version of humanity
- Photographer Joshua Osborne takes a closer look at Havana’s male subcultures
- Friday Mixtape: Ghostpoet’s “drum worship mix” for all your percussive needs
- Yann Kebbi’s chaotic pencil drawings depict various forms of catastrophe
- BBC’s new typeface BBC Reith is designed to improve legibility on screen
- Life through the lens of enchanting photographer Vicki King
- The New York Times Magazine’s new cover is actually a painting
- Illustrator Ram Han’s Alice in Wonderland dreamscape
- Ikea uses ASMR technology in 25-minute, tingle inducing advert
- Designs of the Year 2017 shortlist includes Wolfgang Tillmans’ Remain campaign, the Refugee flag and Me & EU