A year in vinyl

Art Vinyl has announced the nominations for this year’s Best Art Vinyl Award. The overall winner will be decided by a public vote, which opens today

Art Vinyl has announced the nominations for this year’s Best Art Vinyl Award. The overall winner will be decided by a public vote, which opens today.

Last year’s winner was Boat Studio’s beautiful cover for The Temper Trap’s self-titled album, below, featuring photography by Alberto Seveso.

This year’s shortlist includes work for Elton John, Paul McCartney and Daft Punk and is on display at exhibitions in London, Birmingham, Oxford and Liverpool. The winning sleeve will be announced on January 3.

See the full line-up or place your votes at bestartvinyl.com

Top: Wild Combination – Pulse. Design by Poppy Beckwith (Label: Sweet Release)

Above: Balance and Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing. Photograph by Dave Summers/Balance and Composure. Design by Nick Steinhardt. (Label: Hassle)

!!! – Thriller. Photography by Chase Jarvis, design by James Burton (Warp Records)

Phil France – The Swimmer. Design by Philip Kay (262 Recordings)

Editors – The Weight of Your Love. Artwork by Charles Emerson (Play it Again Sam)

Tindersticks – Across Six Leap Years. Design by Rob Duke (Lucky Dog/City Slang)

Bonobo – The North Borders. Design by Leif Podhajsky (Ninja Tune)

Adult – The Way Things Fall. Design by Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus (Warp Records)

Forest Swords – Engravings. Design by Matthew Bames (Tri Angle Records)

White Lies – Big TV. Art direction by Gerard Saint and Markus Karlsson, painting by Michael Kagan (Fiction)

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