Sleeve designers revealed for Secret 7" 2016

Music and art come together in the fifth annual Secret 7" charity exhibition. See who's involved this year.

Secret 7"

These musicians will each get a one-of-a-kind record sleeve

Back for a fifth year, Secret 7" have once again invited leading artists and creatives to design bespoke, one-off record sleeves for this year's vinyl exhibition at London's Sonos Studio from 8 April to 1 May. Expect to see experimental design work from some of the country's top talent.

Created for 700 hundred singles (made up of 100 copies of seven tracks by the world's most famous musicians), this year the sleeve artwork has attracted culturally important creatives, including Sir Anish Kapoor, Sir Paul Smith, Jenny Holzer, George Hardie, Gavin Turk, Cheryl Dunn, Thierry Noir, Marina Willer and Tom Dixon amongst others.

This year the featured musicians and tracks are:

  • John Lennon – Imagine
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Max Ritcher – Dream 3
  • The Jam – Art School
  • Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
  • Chvrches – Clearest Blue
  • Jack Garratt – Worry

After the exhibition comes the sale, where collectors, artists and music fans can grab a one-of-a-kind sleeve for £50, with all of the profits raised going to Amnesty International. To make the sale even more exciting, you won't know who designed your sleeve until you've purchased it. Who knows who you could end up with!

2016 also marks the second year Secret 7" have partnered with type foundry Monotype, so keep an eye out for sleeves featuring their distinctive wordmarks.

Along with public recordings and sleepovers, this event looks like an event designers and music fans won't want to miss. Check out their full list of events here.

Secret 7" sleeves

Hundreds of designers have got involved with this year's exhibition

Secret 7" exhibition

The designer's identity is kept anonymous

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Dom Carter is staff writer at Creative Bloq. Coming from an SEO and web copywriting background, Dom first came to Future for a week of work experience at SFX magazine. Away from the office, Dom likes to write scripts and short stories, and watch an unhealthy amount of Doctor Who.