Friday 20th April 2012
Seven of the sleeve covers created by famous artists and which will now be sold in aid of the Teenager Cancer Trust.
Bespoke sleeve art which celebrates the works of artists including Bombay Bicycle Club, The Cure and Noah & The Whale is to go on sale.
The Secret 7 art project is supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust which helps young people who are living with the disease.
Secret 7 also aims to rekindle some of the excitement for sleeve art in the digital era. Artists including Toby Mott, from De La Soul; Richard Evans, from The Who, and Grammy winner Peter Corriston, each created seven sleeves, inspired by seven tracks.
The tracks are The Cure's Friday I'm In Love, Noah & The Whale's Old Joy and Bombay Bicycle Club's Lights Out, Words Gone.
Other tracks used as inspiration were CSS's City Grrrl, Ben Howard's Black Flies, DJ Shadow's Come On Riding (Through the Cosmos), and Florence + The Machine's Only If For A Night.
Other sleeve-drawing artists were Michael Spencer Jones, from Oasis and the Verve; Andy Vella who did the original sleeve for Friday I'm In Love, and several teenagers who have previously been helped by the charity.
The works are now on display at the Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, in east London. Each sleeve contains a vinyl copy of the track which inspired it.
From April 21, the works go on sale, priced with a minimum donation of £40. The buyer will not know which track is contained in the sleeve or which artist created it until it is bought.
The exhibition is open between 10am and 6pm with the sale closing at 6pm on April 22. Purchases are cash only with all profits going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.