I missed the boat on Secret 7″ and didn’t really find out what it was all about until after the deadline for submissions, which is a shame because it is a great project for a great cause. About 700 unique seven-inch sleeves inspired by tracks from The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, CSS, DJ Shadow, Noah & The Whale and Ben Howard have been produced by artists and illustrators, including a few big names. All of these 7″ works of art are being sold to raise money for the teenage cancer trust.
I went to the Secret 7″show in the Idea Generation gallery in Brick Lane on Friday, and it was really a who’s who of contemporary illustration. The idea is that the all artists that produced the sleeve artwork remained a secret secret, but here are a few I recognized, plus I really admired. Holly Exley Alice PotterDaria HlazatovaTim McDonagh