The Best Art Vinyl Award is a unique opportunity to express your views on the best record cover designs of the year. These pages include an archive of past winners and voting for Best Art Vinyl 2016 will begin again in November.
Now in its 10th year, The Best Art Vinyl Award compiles the global opinion on the best of contemporary art and design in music.
The winners of Best Art Vinyl 2015 were announced on January 7th 2016 at the Belgraves Hotel London .
The 2015 Award to mark 10 years of Best Art Vinyl, featured nominations selected by the winning designers from the previous years awards. As always the nominations create a very unique snap shot of contemporary record sleeve designs.
The very first Best Art Vinyl award was won by Hard-Fi’s ‘Stars of CCTV’ in 2005 and since then we have developed a fair process whereby public votes are cast against a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs.
For Best Art Vinyl 2015, it was David Gilmour’s LP ‘Rattle That Lock’ by the Creative Corporation, art directed by Dave Stansbie with photography by Rupert Truman.
Previous winners have included Klaxons’ Surfing the Void with its playful image of a cat in a spacesuit, Thom Yorke’s ‘The Eraser’ from regular Radiohead contributor Stanley Donwood, and even work from the sixteenth century for The Fleet Foxes eponymous LP by Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel.
The search for the most creative and well designed record cover of the year for 2016 will begin with public voting on this website and in person at Best Art Vinyl exhibitions across Europe from November.
Best Art Vinyl 2015 Exhibition Locations
London – Belgraves Hotel, Belgravia
London – The Vinyl Café Kings Cross
Ayreshire – North Ayrshire Heritage Centre, Saltcoats, Scotland
Bologna (Italy) – Semm Music Store
Budapest (Hungary) – Mono Art & Design (February 2016)
Munich (Germany) – High End, MOC (May 2016)
To see previous years’ winning artwork, just click on the relevant triangle and enjoy a snap shot from the past 10 years’ Best Art Vinyl sleeve designs.