I suppose an explanation would be useful at this point. I designed some sleeves for the Secret 7 again this year, but apparently none of them were good enough and they had to make room for lots of minimalism. I slog my guts out for 2 solid months and someone comes along and writes 'But Wait!' on a piece of card in crayon and gets in on that. (sleeve #700) Meh....http://secret-7.com/
Anyway, here are seven of the best ones I did. I was thinking about organising something similar using classic albums but I need to give it more thought. I forgot to do a cost vs. risk analysis before going and asking loads of bands, turns out vinyl is horrendously expensive to produce. Anyway, still working on it, it's either going to come together, not happen at all or be a complete disaster. Only one of the bands I've conversed with I would say are big enough to inspire enough interest I think. Got more than a year to organise things so see how it goes.
Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
Based on a packet of cigarettes the band used to like, I created this from some of their previous album covers and stuff. You can now see what the fuck I was going on about with the creepy hand photo request.
Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
This was the wedding cakes idea. I thought this one might get in on the strength of it being original and topical. I have attempted to illustrate Scotland as separated from the rest of the UK and turning it's back on the union, with each of the four main country's national flowers separated by a chain, with a ballot box square in the centre. I had the idea to represent the isle's as a sort of wedding cake or something on the hard copy, but dropped the idea in the end as it was too much work and I can't paint.
Black Sabbath - Age Of Reason
Based on the the scene at the start of 2001 where apes find the monolith, but with a black cross instead of a monolith, and a pair of Ozzy specs in place of the crescent moon.
T-Rex - Get It On
A T-Rex skeleton as the filament of a light bulb, and an image of the earth during the Cretaceous period.
Massive Attack - Karmacoma
Jake Bugg - Strange Creatures