Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie and David Shrigley are among those who are designing record artwork for this year’s Secret 7” competition.
Each year 7 records are selected for the project and 100 copies of each are pressed. Then 700 creatives – some well known and other less so – design accompanying record covers.
An anonymous exhibition is held and the public are given the chance to buy the record they like for £50, which if they’re lucky might be by one of the big names.
Other contributors this year include Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith and Sam Taylor Johnson.
All of the creatives will be interpreting the following tracks: The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers; Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections; Underworld – Born Slippy; The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be; St Vincent – Digital Witness; Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer and The Macabees – Go.
This year’s exhibition will also host a recording booth and vinyl cutting room where visitors are given the chance to record 15-minute records, which are pressed to vinyl and given to the performer.
All proceeds from Secret 7” record sales go to music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins which helps vulnerable children and adults.
Secret 7” will run from 10 April – 3 May at Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. The records can be bought on 4 May.