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The 50 best record sleeves of 2012

Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography

Posted by Emma Tucker, 12 November 2012, 16:15    Permalink    Comments (5)

There's been a lot of great record sleeve design this year, and Art Vinyl have collected together a shortlist of 50 of the best vinyl artworks in a new exhibition in London.

Art Vinyl are showing 50 of the best sleeve designs of the year, in an exhibition at The St Martins Lane Hotel. In a bit of an X Factor twist, the public are also able to vote for their favourite designs from the shortlist, with a winner announced in January next year.

The exhibition is on until January 13, with the overall winner being announced on January 10. Scroll down to see a selection of our favourite covers from the shortlist.

Clock Opera - Ways To Forget
Art director: Richard Robinson, Photographer: Mads Perch

Carter Tutti Void - Transverse
Design by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti

Young Magic - Melt
Design by Leif Podhajsky

White Lung - Sorry
Design by Justin Gradin

Saint Etienne - Words and Music
Map by Dorothy. Design by Paul Kelly

Peace - Delicious
Design by Sam Coldy Studio


Four Tet - Pink
Design by Jason Evans and Tazelaar Stevenson

Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes
Art Direction by Stephen Serrato with B+. Photography by B+ with Dan Kitchens. Graphic Design by Stephen Serrato

Grimes - Visions
Design by Mark Khair

Laurel Halo - Quarantine
Design by Optigram. Artwork by Makoto Aida

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
Design by Alison Fielding

Matthew Dear - Beams
Painting by Michael Cina

Ital - Hive Mind
Design by Sam Chirnside

The Antlers - Undersea
Design by Darby Ciccy

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5 Comments

LOVE the young magic cover. and matthew dear. album covers are in a good place.
James Nelson
2012-11-13 12:35:56


The Grimes one seems an odd choice. It borrows pretty heavily from the design that Sacred Bones have been using for all their releases for years http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/releases/sbr077/
James
2012-11-13 16:43:03


fine selection
badini createam
2012-11-21 13:08:07


the clock opera one is amazing - i want the print of this on my wall!
holly meade
2012-12-13 11:57:07


Top record covers are consistently chosen based on people's favorite records, rather than the actual record covers. This looks like a list of Creative Review's favorite records of the year.
Vic
2012-12-14 17:10:09


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