Secret 7” takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. We then invite creatives from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7”. 700 unique sleeves are exhibited before going on sale on a first come, first served basis priced at £50 each. You don’t know who created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for, until you have parted with your cash – the secret lies within.
I had three of my submissions accepted to feature within Secret 7 exhibition, raising money for Mind charity, which raised over £37,000.
The tracks I chose were:
London Grammar – Help: PLEH or HELP – A photograph from a smudged shop front. Is someone trapped inside trying to get out? Original photograph pictured below.
Primal Scream – Damaged: The opening lyrics typeset in bespoke typography with each letter created and crafted just for you.
Manic Street Preachers – No Surface All Feeling: 255 dots = 4 minutes 15 seconds. Track length represented in pattern. This design was inspired by a photograph I took from a pattern of a train station platform featured below.