Last night, Art Vinyl announced the winners of its 13th annual awards celebrating the year’s best record sleeve artwork. From a shortlist of an impressive 50 covers chosen by a panel of music industry experts and past winners, the winning entries were chosen by the public.
From a impressive stack of nominees which included Beck’s customisable album artwork by Jimmy Turrell and Steve Stacey for Colors, Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy cover by illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist Ed Steed, and Björk and FKA Twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda’s artwork for Arca’s self-titled album, the winners were Timothy Saccenti, Nick Gazin and Troy Hahn for their art direction, photography, illustration and layout respectively for Run The Jewels 3. In second place were Sasha Barr and Ed Steed for Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy, while Split came in third place for the design of Vessels’ The Great Distraction.
The full list of 50 shortlisted album covers can be viewed on Art Vinyl online.
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