Art Vinyl’s sleeves of 2008

1st place: Fleet Foxes’ Fleet Foxes. Design: Dusty Summers, Sasha Barr and Robin Pecknold (original painting: Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559)
Art Vinyl, the London-based gallery (and purveyor of the Play and Display sleeve frame), has revealed the results of their competition to find the best vinyl sleeve of 2008. With all online votes counted, Fleet Foxes’ debut album emerged as the winner. Interestingly, both it and third placer, Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, make use of historic paintings. Click through for highlights from AV’s list and a few of our favourites that didn’t quite make their top 20…


1st place: Fleet Foxes’ Fleet Foxes. Design: Dusty Summers, Sasha Barr and Robin Pecknold (original painting: Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559)

Art Vinyl, the London-based gallery (and purveyor of the Play and Display sleeve frame), has revealed the results of their competition to find the best vinyl sleeve of 2008. With all online votes counted, Fleet Foxes’ debut album emerged as the winner. Interestingly, both it and third placer, Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, make use of historic paintings. Click through for highlights from AV’s list and a few of our favourites that didn’t quite make their top 20…


2nd place: Roots Manuva’s Slime & Reason. Design: Oscar & Ewan. Photography: Pelle Crepin


3rd place: Coldplay’s Viva la Vida. Design: Tappin Gofton (original painting: Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix, 1830)


4th place: Goldfrapp’s Seventh Tree. Design: Mat Maitland and Alison Goldfrapp. Photography: Serge Leblon


8th place: Low Motion Disco’s Keep It Slow. Design: Chris Bolton (original image by Pascal Mira Tschäni and Michael Husmann Tschäni)


9th place: Santogold’s Santogold. Design: Isabelle Lumpkin


13th place: Black Devil Disco Club’s Eight O Eight. Design: Non-Format


19th place: Foals’ Antidotes. Illustration: Tinhead. Design: Tourist (thanks to Tinhead and Ian C for the tip)


20th place: Liquid Liquid’s Slip In & Out Of The Phenomenon. Design: Richard McGuire

Some other sleeves from Art Vinyl’s list of nominations that didn’t make their final top twenty, included these four CR favourites:


Nominated: Douglas Armour’s The Light Of A Golden Day, The Arms Of The Night. Design: Rich Zerbo and Douglas Armour


Nominated: Figurines’ Hey Girl. Design: John Gilsenan at I Want


Nominated: The Accidental’s There Were Wolves. Design: Supermundane


No Age’s Nouns. Design: Brian Roettinger at Hand Held Heart
 
From 5 January the best Art Vinyl 2008 winners will feature in exhibitions at Rough Trade East in London, Snap Galleries in Birmingham, Fishmarket Gallery in Northampton and the Perfect Pad Gallery in Norwich (all details below).

Rough Trade East / 15 January – 18 February
Dray Walk
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL
Tel: 0207 392 7788
roughtrade.com

Snap Galleries / 5 January – 18 February
Fort Dunlop
Fort Parkway
Birmingham B24 9FD
Tel: 0121 748 3408
snapgalleries.com

The Fishmarket Gallery / 5 January – 17 January
Bradshaw St
Northampton
NN1 2HL
Tel: 01604 639090
fishmarketgallery.co.uk

The Perfect Pad Gallery / 5 January – 18 February
15-15a Lower Goat Lane
Norwich Lanes
Norwich NR2 1EL
Tel: 01603 765766
theperfectpad.co.uk

The full Art Vinyl 2008 Top 50:

1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
2. Roots Manuva – Slime & Reason
3. Coldplay – Viva La Vida
4. Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
5. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
6. Metallica – Death Magnetic
7. Bloc Party – Intimacy
8. Low Motion Disco – Keep it Slow
9. Santogold – Santogold
10. Zombie Zombie – Dog Walker
11. The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age of the Understatement
12. Alter Ego – Jolly Joker Remixes
13. Black Devil Disco Club – Eight O Eight
14. Underground Railroad – Sticks and Stones
15. London Elektricity – Syncopated City
16. Flying Lotus – Los Angeles EP 2/3
17. Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago
18. Nancy Elizabeth – Battle & Victory
19. Foals – Antidotes
20. Liquid Liquid – Slip in & Out of the Phenomenon
21. The Notwist – The Devil, You + Me
22. GAS – GAS
23. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
24. Hauschka – Ferndorf
25. Fuck Buttons – Colours Move
26. Douglas Armour – The Light of a Golden Day, The Arms of The Night
27. Siriusmo – All the Girls
28. High Places – High Places
29. Yult Koldmane – Opposite Influence
30. Cat Power – Jukebox
31. Born Ruffians – Red Yellow and Blue
32. Micah P. Hinson – And the Red Empire Orchestra
33. Bomb the Bass – Future Chaos
34. No Age – Nouns
35. White Denim – Workout Holiday
36. Primal Scream – Beautiful Future
37. Stereolab – Chemical Chords
38. The Whip – X Marks Destination
39. Death Set – Worldwide
40. Hercules & Love Affair – Blind
41. Grovesnor – Drive Your Car
42. Figurines – Hey Girl
43. Laurent Garnier – Back to my Roots
44. Tame Impala – Tame Impala
45. The Courteeners – St Jude
46. Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
47. Glasvegas – Glasvegas
48. The Accidental – There were Wolves
49. Ladyhawk – Shots
50. Kings of Leon – Only by the Night

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