Many a Vinyl Factory release has graced the DW news in pics in recent times, with its remarkable limited edition record releases, acting as confirmation that even in the age of vanishing record shops and MP3 downloads, there’s often nothing better than a real life slab of vinyl.
From Droog’s Tensnake sleeve design; to Tappin Gofton’s recent design for Wolf Gang’s latest 12” to the special edition David Lynch Duran Duran remix, its output is consistently covetable, reflecting the VF ‘music is art’ mantra.
Now, The Vinyl Factory is set to expand its aesthetically-pleasing empire even further twith the launch of a new gallery in London’s Chelsea. Taking over an existing gallery space, the interiors, branding and graphics are all designed in-house; and the first exhibition will be the debut solo show from photographers Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Their eerie series of new works explores the idea of beauty, questioning the inherited notions about the female form. The show, entitled When the Night Falls, pivots on the artists’ ‘dreams in reality’, manipulating light and focus to present an original and evocative take on photography.
Also on show will be the cover artwork from the series of limited edition vinyls (shown), emerging from a creative collaboration with UNKLE’s James Lavelle.
.The new Vinyl Factory gallery opens on 15 September at 93 Walton Street, London SW3 When the Night Falls runs from 15 September- 9 October