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Rattle that Lock
Undertow
Currents
Rattle that Lock
Artist

David Gilmour

Title

Rattle that Lock

Label

Columbia

Design

Cover Design Dave Stansbie for Creative Corporation, Original landscape photography by Rupert Truman/Storm Studios

Undertow
Artist

Drenge

Title

Undertow

Label

Infectious

Design

Photography Donald Milne

Currents
Artist

Tame Impala

Title

Currents

Label

Fiction

Design

Cover concept by Kevin Parker Artwork and Design by Robert Beatty

Shatterdome
Artist

Audio

Title

Shatterdome

Label

Ram Records

Design

Filthy Media

Simple Songs
Artist

Jim O'Rourke

Title

Simple Songs

Label

Drag City

Design

Cover design by Dan Osborn

Divers
Artist

Joanna Newsom

Title

Divers

Label

Drag City

Design

'Wildflowers 52i' by artist Kim Keever

One Digital
Artist

Kate Boy

Title

One Digital

Label

Fiction

Design

3D Design by Lee Griggs

Not Real
Artist

Stealing Sheep

Title

Not Real

Label

Heavenly

Design

Photography by Charlotte Rutherford, design by Louise Mason.

Another Eternity
Artist

Purity Ring

Title

Another Eternity

Label

4AD

Design

Illustrations by Tallulah Fontaine, Photography by Renata Raksha, Layout Alison Fielding & Tallulah Fontaine

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
Artist

The Decemberists

Title

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Label

Rough Trade Records

Design

Illustration & Lettering Carson Ellis. Photography Autumn de Wilde. Design by Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, Smog Design Inc

Rachet
Artist

Shamir

Title

Rachet

Label

XL Recordings

Design

Design & Illustration by Mike Zimmerman

Foam Island
Artist

Darkstar

Title

Foam Island

Label

Warp Records

Design

Photography by James Medcraft
Design - Build

Music Complete
Artist

New Order

Title

Music Complete

Label

Mute

Design

Design by Peter Saville

Favourite Worry
Artist

The Milk

Title

Favourite Worry

Label

Wah Wah 45s

Design

Photography by Julian Winslow. Design by Animisiewasz Startt.

Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Artist

Belle and Sebastian

Title

Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Label

Matador

Design

Photography by Stuart Murdoch Sleeve Design by Emma Howlett

Umbra Omega
Artist

Dodheimsgaard

Title

Umbra Omega

Label

Snapper Music

Design

Photography by Erik Aspass Graphic Design by Pia Isaksen

Dark Matter/Dark Energy
Artist

The Membranes

Title

Dark Matter/Dark Energy

Label

Cherry Red

Design

Painting 'The Nighmare' by John Henry Fuseli. Design by Altmarkcreative

Black Rivers
Artist

Black Rivers

Title

Black Rivers

Label

Ignition Records

Design

Illustration & Design Matthew Cooper; Logo design Jason Hyde

Dumb Flesh
Artist

Blanck Mass

Title

Dumb Flesh

Label

Sacred Bones Records

Design

Artwork by Alex De Mora

The Ashen Tang
Artist

Royce Wood Junior

Title

The Ashen Tang

Label

37 Adventures

Design

Design by Jonny Epstein

Clark
Artist

Clark

Title

Clark

Label

Warp Records

Design

Design and Layout Dominic Flannigan. Photography and concept by Alma Haser

Lustmore
Artist

Lapalux

Title

Lustmore

Label

Brainer feeder;Ninja Tunes

Design

Cover art Marielle Tepper

The Magic Whip
Artist

Blur

Title

The Magic Whip

Label

Warner

Design

Cover art, vinyl art direction and design Tony Hung

La Di Da Di
Artist

Battles

Title

La Di Da Di

Label

Warp Records

Design

Art Direction & Design by Dave Konopka, Photography by Lesley Unruh

Mask
Artist

Icky Blossom

Title

Mask

Label

Saddle Creek USA

Design

Artwork by Derek Pressnall. Layout by Zac Nipper

Gel (EP)
Artist

Moiré

Title

Gel (EP)

Label

R&S Records

Design

Artwork by Disguise/Neversleep 

The Third
Artist

Kitty, Daisy Lewis

Title

The Third

Label

Sunday Best

Design

Concept and design Kitty, Daisy Lewis, Photography Ben Veasey

Mythologies
Artist

Cheatahs

Title

Mythologies

Label

Witchita Recordings

Design

Artwork and cover design by Spencer at Petting Zoo Prints & Collectables and Marc Raue

Alternative Light Source
Artist

Leftfield

Title

Alternative Light Source

Label

Infectious

Design

Cover Image 'School (Classroom)' 1989 by Mark Wallinger

Morning/Evening
Artist

Four Tet

Title

Morning/Evening

Label

Text Records

Design

Photography Jason Evans, Design by Matthew Cooper and Jason Evans

Why Make Sense?
Artist

Hot Chip

Title

Why Make Sense?

Label

Domino

Design

Artwork by Nick Relph layout and design by Matthew Cooper

Cranekiss
Artist

Tamaryn

Title

Cranekiss

Label

Mexican Summer Broolyn NY (Kemado Records)

Design

Artwork by Shaun Durkan

Harmlessness
Artist

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Title

Harmlessness

Label

Epitaph Records

Design

Cover Photography by Jade Downer

Heirs
Artist

And So I Watch You From Afar

Title

Heirs

Label

Sargent House

Design

Artwork layout Sonny Kay

Survival of the Fittest
Artist

Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution

Title

Survival of the Fittest

Label

Nice Up Records

Design

Cover design by Ben Menter. Logo Design by QBMix

To Where the Wild Things Are
Artist

Death and Vanilla

Title

To Where the Wild Things Are

Label

Fire Records

Design

Artwork by Anders Hansson

Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
Artist

Samantha Crain

Title

Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Label

Full Time Hobby

Design

Artist - Bjorn Bauer

Get to Heaven
Artist

Everything Everything

Title

Get to Heaven

Label

Sony RCA

Design

Illustrated by Andrew Archer. Design by Jonny Costello, Adult Art Club.

In Colour
Artist

Jamie XX

Title

In Colour

Label

Young Turks

Design

Artwork by Jamie Smith & Phil Lee

Cradle to the Grave
Artist

Squeeze

Title

Cradle to the Grave

Label

Virgin

Design

Design & Art Direction Stylorouge, Photography Rob O'Connor

The Light in You
Artist

Mercury Rev

Title

The Light in You

Label

Bella Union

Design

Photography Alise Marie. Design Luke Jarvis

Vulnicura
Artist

Bjork

Title

Vulnicura

Label

One Little Indian

Design

Cover character by Bjork, headpiece and cape by Maiko Takeda, photography by Inez and Vinoodh.

I love You Honey Bear
Artist

Father John Misty

Title

I love You Honey Bear

Label

Bella Union

Design

Photography Emma Tillman. Design by Alia Penner

Communion
Artist

Years & Years

Title

Communion

Label

Polydor UK, Interscope USA

Design

Artwork by Andy Hayes

The Male Eunuch
Artist

The Pre New

Title

The Male Eunuch

Label

Loop Music

Design

Original painting by Gary Andrew Clark. Sleeve design by Craig Burston and Skipratmedia

The Lonely Roller
Artist

Steven A Clark

Title

The Lonely Roller

Label

Secretly Canadian

Design

Photography by Nick Simonite, Art Direction & Design by Miles Johnson

To Pimp a Butterfly
Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Title

To Pimp a Butterfly

Label

Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE)/Aftermarth Entertainment/Distributed by Interscope Records

Design

Art Direction Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free, Vlad Sepetov

La Vie Est Belle
Artist

Petite Noire

Title

La Vie Est Belle

Label

Domino

Design

Cover artwork Lina Viktor Creative Direction by Rochelle Nembhard
Design layout Matthew Cooper

Rest and Be Thankful
Artist

Linden

Title

Rest and Be Thankful

Label

AED

Design

Artwork by Jim Lambie

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