Last week saw the culmination of the wonderful Secret 7″ project for 2014. For those of you that don’t know (where have you been?), Secret 7″ is an event that sees 700 designers, illustrators and creatives anonymously producing record sleeves for one of seven chosen tracks. The sleeves then go on exhibition before being sold on Record Store Day with all the profits going to charity. The buyers have no idea who created their sleeve until they get home and open it up.
Now that the fun and games are over for another year, we can reveal that a number of big hearted illustrators took part and here are the sleeves they produced They were (left to right) Jean Jullien (Get It On, T.Rex), Lesley Barnes (Get It On, T.Rex), Matt Murphy (Team, Lorde), Sarah Maycock (Strange Creatures, Jake Bugg), Paul Thurlby (Get It On, T.Rex), Tim McDonagh (Get It On, T.Rex), Michelle Thompson (Age of Reason, Black Sabbath), Andrew Lyons (Karmacoma, Massive Attack), Matt Saunders (Age of Reason, Black Sabbath) and Stephen Cheetham’s ‘All The Fruits’ (Karmacoma, Massive Attack).
Hats off and a big round of applause go to Kevin King, Jordan Stokes and the rest of the Secret 7″ team for another cracking year.