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Big TV
Repent Replenish Repeat
The North Borders
Big TV
Artist

White Lies

Title

Big TV

Label

Fiction

Design

Art Direction by Gerard Saint and Markus Karlsson at Big Active. Painting by Michael Kagan.

Repent Replenish Repeat
Artist

Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip

Title

Repent Replenish Repeat

Label

Sunday Best Recordings

Design

Design by Paul Jackson.

The North Borders
Artist

Bonobo

Title

The North Borders

Label

Ninja Tune

Design

Design by Leif Podhajsky.

Paracosm
Artist

Washed Out

Title

Paracosm

Label

Domino

Design

Artwork by Sara Cwynar. Art direction by Ernest Greene. Photography by Shae DeTar. Design by Sasha Bar and Jeff Kleinsmith.

Flourish/Perish
Artist

Braids

Title

Flourish/Perish

Label

Full Time Hobby

Design

Marc Rimmer.

Judge Jury and Executioner
Artist

Atoms For Peace

Title

Judge Jury and Executioner

Label

XL

Design

Stanley Donwood.

THR!!!ER
Artist

!!!

Title

THR!!!ER

Label

Warp

Design

Photography by Chase Jarvis. Design by !!! and James Burton

Like Clockwork
Artist

Queens of the Stone Age

Title

Like Clockwork

Label

Matador

Design

Design by Boneface.

Sequel to the Prequel
Artist

Babyshambles

Title

Sequel to the Prequel

Label

Parlophone

Design

Artwork by Damien Hirst. Photography by Pennie Smith. Design by Paul Kennedy.

Get Lucky
Artist

Daft Punk

Title

Get Lucky

Label

Daft Life/Columbia

Design

Concept and art direction: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Cedric Hervet, Paul Hahn and Warren Fu

Tomorrow’s Harvest
Artist

Boards of Canada

Title

Tomorrow’s Harvest

Label

Warp

Design

Design by Boards of Canada.

New
Artist

Paul McCartney

Title

New

Label

Mercury

Design

Logo and cover concept by Rebecca and Mike. Consultancy and design by YES. Cover image by Ben Ib.

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Artist

Mount Kimbie

Title

Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

Label

Warp

Design

Design by Leif Podhajsky.

Across Six Leap Years
Artist

Tindersticks

Title

Across Six Leap Years

Label

Lucky Dog/City Slang

Design

Design by Rob Duke.

Wilderness
Artist

The Handsome Family

Title

Wilderness

Label

Loose Music

Design

Artwork by Rennie Sparks. Layout and design Rennie Sparks and Sheila Sachs.

Engravings
Artist

Forest Swords

Title

Engravings

Label

Tri Angle Records

Design

Design by Matthew Barne.

With Love
Artist

Zomby

Title

With Love

Label

4AD

Design

Design by Philip Laslett. Photography by Davy Evans.

Diving Board
Artist

Elton John

Title

Diving Board

Label

Mercury

Design

Art direction and design by Mat Maitland at Big Active. Creative director for Elton John - Tony King. Photography by Tim Barber.

Pulses
Artist

Wild Combination

Title

Pulses

Label

Sweet Release

Design

Artwork and design by Poppy Rae Beckwith.

The Terror
Artist

Flaming Lips

Title

The Terror

Label

Bella Union

Design

Design and layout by George Salisbury Who Is Particle?

Urban Animal
Artist

Claude Vonstroke

Title

Urban Animal

Label

Dirty Bird Records

Design

Illustration by Matt Goldman with MFG. Layout by Maz Pfiester.

Songs Cycled
Artist

Van Dyke Parks

Title

Songs Cycled

Label

Bella Union

Design

Illustration by Kenton Nelson.

Back on the Planet
Artist

Ras G

Title

Back on the Planet

Label

Ninja Tune/Brainfeeder

Design

Artwork by Ras Terms. Design and layout by Stephen Serrato. Photography by Theo Jemison.

Line The Wall
Artist

Bo Ningen

Title

Line The Wall

Label

Stolen Recordings

Design

Design by Kohhei Matsuda.

Eldir Nott
Artist

FYRNASK

Title

Eldir Nott

Label

Temple Of Torturous

Design

Design by Benjamin A Vierling, David D'Andrea and Christopher Duis.

Fade
Artist

Yo La Tengo

Title

Fade

Label

Matador

Design

Design by Mark Ohe. Photography by Carlie Armstrong. Drawing Roscoe Finkel.

Drenge
Artist

Drenge

Title

Drenge

Label

Infectious

Design

Photography by John Parnell. Layout by Matthew Cooper.

Out of Touch in the Wild
Artist

Dutch Uncles

Title

Out of Touch in the Wild

Label

Memphis Industries

Design

Design by DR.ME

Invasion of Love
Artist

Out Cold

Title

Invasion of Love

Label

Heavenly

Design

Design by Thomas Caslin.

Silver Wilkinson
Artist

Bibio

Title

Silver Wilkinson

Label

Warp

Design

Photography and design by Stephen Wilkinson.

Turbines
Artist

Tunng

Title

Turbines

Label

Full Time Hobby

Design

Design by Vanessa Da Silva.

Alone Aboard the Ark
Artist

The Leisure Society

Title

Alone Aboard the Ark

Label

Full Time Hobby

Design

Design by Owen Davey.

Blue Rider
Artist

Zachary Cale

Title

Blue Rider

Label

All Hands Electric

Design

Design and original sculpture by Ryan Johnson.

Trinine
Artist

Bailterspace

Title

Trinine

Label

Fire Records

Design

Design by John Foster at Bad People Good Things. Photography by Alister Parker and John Foster.

The Way Things Fall
Artist

ADULT.

Title

The Way Things Fall

Label

Ghostly International

Design

Design by Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus.

Trust
Artist

Gold Panda

Title

Trust

Label

Ghostly International

Design

Design by Andy Gilmore. Layout by Michael Cina.

The Things We Think We’re Missing
Artist

Balance and Composure

Title

The Things We Think We’re Missing

Label

Hassle

Design

Photograph by Dave Summers and Balance and Composure. Design by Nick Steinhardt

Ghost on Ghost
Artist

Iron and Wine

Title

Ghost on Ghost

Label

4AD

Design

Photography by Barbara Crane. Frame photographs by Jason Varney. Interior Photograph by Craig Kief. Art Direction and Design by The Head of State & Sam Beam.

Field of Reeds
Artist

These New Puritans

Title

Field of Reeds

Label

Infectious

Design

Design by George Barnett and Matthew Cooper, assisted by Paul Street. Drawings by Jack Barnett. Band photography Willy Vanderperre.

Honeys
Artist

Pissed Jeans

Title

Honeys

Label

Sub Pop

Design

Illustrations by Edward Kinsella III. Layout by Dusty Summers

English Rain
Artist

Gabrielle Aplin

Title

English Rain

Label

Parlophone

Design

Photography by Sophie Ebrard. Art direction and design by Alex Cowper and Andrew Bannister. Art direction and Commissioning by Naomi Gurdol.

Folly
Artist

Kitchens of Distinctions

Title

Folly

Label

3 Loop Music

Design

Design by Karl Harris.

Understated
Artist

Edwyn Collins

Title

Understated

Label

AED

Design

Illustrations, linocut and title typeface by Edwyn Collins. Back cover photograph by Hedi Slimane. Design by Rob Crane.

The Weight of Your Love
Artist

Editors

Title

The Weight of Your Love

Label

Play it Again Sam

Design

Artwork by Charles Emerson

Tales of Us
Artist

Goldfrapp

Title

Tales of Us

Label

Mute

Design

Art Direction by Alison Goldfrapp & Mat Maitland at Big Active. Photography by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen.

Ships
Artist

Sweet Baboo

Title

Ships

Label

Moshi Moshi

Design

Design by Casey Raymond.

The Swimmer
Artist

Phil France

Title

The Swimmer

Label

26-2 Recordings

Design

Design by Philip Kay

Adios I’m a Ghost
Artist

Moondoggies

Title

Adios I’m a Ghost

Label

Hardly Art

Design

Illustrations by Drew Christie. Photography by Kent Colony and Hilary Harris. Layout by Ryan Middleton and Sarah Moody.

From The Hills Below The City
Artist

Houndmouth

Title

From The Hills Below The City

Label

Rough Trade

Design

Design by Alison Fielding.

Watching the Wheels/A Stone In The Ground
Artist

Fainting by Numbers

Title

Watching the Wheels/A Stone In The Ground

Label

Moshi Moshi

Design

Design by Justus Kohncke.

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