The fabulous project, Secret 7”, has finally released their cover artworks for all 700 submissions.
For those of you unaware of what Secret 7” is, you’re in for a real treat. Procured by organisers Kevin King and Jordan Stokes, the duo invite artists to submit their art work to be used as the cover for one of seven singles released on the 7” vinyl format. 700 original pieces of artwork have been submitted making each one of the 700 records available a true original. The ‘Secret’ element comes with the fact that you don’t know who the artist is or what track they submitted their artwork for until you buy the record.
This year, the event is being held at London’s NOW Gallery on Greenwich Peninsula. The exhibit hosts all 700 designs and runs from 14th October to 1st November, with all 700 records being sold via auction on the final day.
The event has helped raise huge sums of money for charity over the 7 years it’s been running, with all profits from this years’ Secret 7” to be donated to Help Refugees.
The 7 singles that artists had to submit their artwork for this year are as follows:
Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead
Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell
Foo Fighters – This Is A Call
The Internet – Come On Over
Koffee – Toast
Miles Davis – Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Artists that submitted their work come from all kinds or walks of life and backgrounds, including names such as Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Mark Wallinger, Shona Heath, Maya Hayuk, and Gavin Turk. The list includes photographers, illustrators, sculptors, graffiti artists, and painters.
2020 signals the 7th, and final year of the event, bowing out on a high, having raised huge sums of money for various charities over the years including Amnesty International, Nordoff Robbins, and War Child.
If you want a truly unique record to add to your collection, and also help out a worthwhile cause, head over to London for the exhibition, or check out the online gallery and website where you can peruse through the brilliant artwork and find out more details.
If you’re interested in attending the event, you can book your advanced tickets via Now Gallery’s Eventbrite page. Due to the current covid situation, space will be limited with additional safety measures in place.