Sunday, 29 April 2012
"Secret 7" is an exciting project combining music and art for designers, all in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust."
Hundreds of artists got involved designing a one off 7" vinyl album cover. Seven musical artists and tracks were chosen for us to create into a piece of art. These were then exhibited for a week in April at the Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, where they were being sold for cash donations to go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The track name, musical artist, and visual artist were all kept secret until they had been bought and a slip inside revealed all. This meant people were able to pick up big names unknowingly for a bargain price, and helping out a great cause all at the same time.
I decided to go with Ben Howard's "Black Flies" for my track. I freehand machine embroidered an old man's face on the front alongside this quote which summed up my interoperation of the lyrics.
"What lies behind you, and what lies infront of you,
Pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
Inside i drew a bunch of scribble flies which directly linked to the track title.
My cover has already been sold, but those that weren't sold are now available to bid for on eBay:
Check out the website for more info