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  • 49-17
The People’s Key
Cults
Bon Iver
The People’s Key
Artist

Bright Eyes

Title

The People’s Key

Label

Saddle Creek

Design

Design by Zack Nipper

Cults
Artist

Cults

Title

Cults

Label

Columbia

Design

Art Direction and Design by Dave Bett and Jeannette Kaczorowski at Sony Music Entertainment

Bon Iver
Artist

Bon Iver

Title

Bon Iver

Label

4AD

Design

Design by Gregory Euclide

Within and Without
Artist

Washed Out

Title

Within and Without

Label

Domino

Design

Art Direction by Ernest Greene and Jeff Kleinsmith. Design by Jeff Kleinsmith. Photos by Martien Mulder except Peach Tree (c) Topic Photo Agency In/Age Fotostock

Velociraptor!
Artist

Kasabian

Title

Velociraptor!

Label

Columbia

Design

Design by Aitor Throup at A.T. Studio

Angles
Artist

The Strokes

Title

Angles

Label

Rough Trade

Design

Artwork by Guy Pouppez

Helplessness Blues
Artist

Fleet Foxes

Title

Helplessness Blues

Label

Bella Union

Design

Illustration by Toby Liebowitz. Photography by Sean Pecknold. Design by Dusty Summers

Zonoscope
Artist

Cut Copy

Title

Zonoscope

Label

Modular

Design

Design by ALTER

Mylo Xyloto
Artist

Coldplay

Title

Mylo Xyloto

Label

Parlophone

Design

Design by Tappin Gofton

Belong
Artist

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Title

Belong

Label

PIAS/Slumberland

Design

Design by Winston Chmielinski

FOMO
Artist

Liam Finn

Title

FOMO

Label

Transgressive

Design

Illustration by Sarah Larnach Design by Anna Taylor

Burst Apart
Artist

The Antlers

Title

Burst Apart

Label

Transgressive

Design

Cover Design by Zan Goodman. Cover Photography by Justin Hollar. Additional Design by Zan Goodman and Darby Cicci

Native Speaker
Artist

Braids

Title

Native Speaker

Label

Kanine

Design

Design by Marc Rimmer

Pala
Artist

Friendly Fires

Title

Pala

Label

XL

Design

Design by Phil Lee

Song of Los 12″
Artist

Apparat

Title

Song of Los 12″

Label

Mute

Design

Illustration by Hanna Zeckau. Design by Carsten Aermes

I’m With You
Artist

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Title

I’m With You

Label

Warner Bros.

Design

Design by Damien Hirst

Leche
Artist

Gregory and the Hawk

Title

Leche

Label

FatCat Records

Design

Design by dlt

Kiss Each other Clean
Artist

Iron and Wine

Title

Kiss Each other Clean

Label

4AD

Design

Design by Sam Beam

Gloss Drop
Artist

Battles

Title

Gloss Drop

Label

Warp

Design

Art Direction and Design by Dave Konopka. Photography by Lesley Unruh.

Riposte
Artist

Buke and Gass

Title

Riposte

Label

Southern/Brassland Records

Design

Artwork by Buke and Gass

Steady As She Goes
Artist

Hot Tuna

Title

Steady As She Goes

Label

Red House Records

Design

Design by Kevin Morgan

The Errant Charm
Artist

Vetiver

Title

The Errant Charm

Label

Bella Union

Design

Artwork by Nathaniel Russell

Drop Out with White Hills Re-Issue
Artist

Gnod

Title

Drop Out with White Hills Re-Issue

Label

Rocket

Design

Design by John O' Carroll and Chris (Gnod)

The Game
Artist

Das Pop

Title

The Game

Label

Universal Belgium

Design

Art direction, Design and Illustration by Mat Maitland at Big Active

Drums Between the Bells
Artist

Brian Eno

Title

Drums Between the Bells

Label

Warp

Design

Artwork by Brian Eno. Design by Nick Robertson

Apocalypse
Artist

Bill Callahan

Title

Apocalypse

Label

Drag City

Design

Painting by Paul Ryan. Design by Dan Osborn, Art Director, Drag City, Inc.

Explode
Artist

The Gift

Title

Explode

Label

LaFolie

Design

Design by Velcro Design. Photography by Poras Chaudhary

Last Night on Earth
Artist

Noah and the Whale

Title

Last Night on Earth

Label

Mercury

Design

Art Direction and Design by Markus Karlsson & Mat Maitland at Big Active. Montage by Markus Karlsson. Band Photography by Autumn DeWilde

Smother
Artist

Wild Beasts

Title

Smother

Label

Domino

Design

Photography & Art Direction by Jason Evans. Design by Matt Cooper & Jason Evans

Mind Bokeh
Artist

Bibio

Title

Mind Bokeh

Label

Warp

Design

Design and Photography by Stephen James Wilkinson. Silhouette Mirror Hand Cut by Holly Fuller. Additional Laser Cutting by Richard Roberts

Start and Complete
Artist

About Group

Title

Start and Complete

Label

Domino

Design

"Tango Stripe" by Collier Campbell (1982). Label Design by Nick Relph. Layout by Will Bankhead

C’Mon
Artist

Low

Title

C’Mon

Label

Sub Pop

Design

Design by Jeff Kleinsmith

Ritual Union
Artist

Little Dragon

Title

Ritual Union

Label

Peacefrog

Design

Design by Yukimi and Yusuke Nagano

Watch the Throne
Artist

Jay-Z & Kanye West

Title

Watch the Throne

Label

Def Jam (Universal)

Design

Design by Riccardo Tisci

Amber Hands 12
Artist

S.C.U.M

Title

Amber Hands 12

Label

Mute

Design

Art Direction and Photography by Matthew Stone

The Bay 12″
Artist

Metronomy

Title

The Bay 12″

Label

Because

Design

Image by John Gorham at the English Riviera Tourist Board. Direction and Layout by Aaron Larney & Joseph Mount

Cerebral Ballzy
Artist

Cerebral Ballzy

Title

Cerebral Ballzy

Label

Cooking Vinyl

Design

Design by Duke Aber

Hearts 12″
Artist

I Break Horses

Title

Hearts 12″

Label

Bella Union

Design

Art Direction: Vaughan Oliver. Design: Vaughan Oliver and Tom Skipp. Illustrations: Vaughan Oliver, Tom Skipp and Terry Dowling

Cute Horse Cut
Artist

Gable

Title

Cute Horse Cut

Label

Loaf

Design

Design by Charlie Lenoir

Skying
Artist

The Horrors

Title

Skying

Label

XL

Design

Design by The Horrors and Alison Fielding. Photography by Neil Krug

Eye Contact
Artist

Gang Gang Dance

Title

Eye Contact

Label

4AD

Design

Design by Chris Bigg/V23

Bad Penny
Artist

Spectrals

Title

Bad Penny

Label

Wichita

Design

Design by Stephen Duffy

Glass Swords
Artist

Rustie

Title

Glass Swords

Label

Warp

Design

Design and Illustration by Jonathan Zawada

Panic of Girls
Artist

Blondie

Title

Panic of Girls

Label

EMI

Design

Design by Chris Berens

Palaces Of Montezuma
Artist

Grinderman

Title

Palaces Of Montezuma

Label

Mute

Design

Art Direction by Nick Cave and Tom Hingston Studio. Illustration by Illinca Hoepfner

Welcome Reality
Artist

NERO

Title

Welcome Reality

Label

MTA Records/Mercury

Design

Art Direction & Design by Markus Karlsson & Mat Maitland at Big Active. Imagery by Markus Karlsson at Big Active

From Here to Anywhere
Artist

Sneaky Sound System

Title

From Here to Anywhere

Label

Modular

Design

Art Direction, Design and Illustration by Mat Maitland at Big Active

Peer Amid
Artist

The Skull Defekts

Title

Peer Amid

Label

Thrill Jockey

Design

Design by Fredrik Soderberg

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