The Futureheads will celebrate ten years of music-making by teaming up with artists and graphic artists to reinterpret their album covers as limited edition prints.
FH10 sees every artist given a Futureheads record which they are asked to respond to as if creating its cover art for the first time.
Each print will be made into a run of 100, signed by the artists and priced at £50 with all proceed going to Newcastle-based hospice St Oswolds.
David Shrigley, who works across paper, photographic and sculpture mediums, has made cover art for the band Deer Hoof. This piece sees him interpret Futureheads’ 2010 record The Chaos.
Pete Fowler, known for his Super Furry Animals cover art, has produced a design for Futureheads, This is Not The World,(2008).
The record News and Tributes (2006) has been recaptured in a Stuart Semple print and Sunderland-based artist Lindsey Jameson has provided a design for the band’s debut The Futureheads.
‘We wanted to celebrate our first decade in a creative way, not by slobbering over a few pints, desperately trying to recall venues we played back in the early days,’ says band member Ross Millard.
Staunchly independent, the band has been releasing its own records since 2008 and this self-initiated art and design link up seems a fitting way to mark the milestone.
In support of the project you can find a well intended yet slightly threatening online video message by music photographer Mick Rock. which heeds, ‘You’ve got to support The f****ing Futureheads or there’s going to be problems, alright’. Thanks Mick.
The prints will be sold exclusively through online retailer Culture Label during the first week of December.