The annual exhibition sees anonymous designers, artists and illustrators create record sleeve artworks that are then sold for £50 each for a chosen charity, which will be Mind this year.

Secret 7”, the anonymous charity record sleeve sale, has announced this year’s competition, and will see designers such as Morag Myerscough and Yinka Ilori create artwork for London Grammar, The Clash and Jimi Hendrix.

The competition has been running since 2012, and every year invites creatives from across the world to design one of 700 unique album covers.

700 artworks will be designed

A track is taken from seven musicians, and each track is pressed 100 times to a 7” vinyl record, resulting in 700 records in total.

Artists and designers apply to take part, and when chosen, each one designs a unique album cover, resulting in an exhibition of 700 designs followed by a sale.

Sold for £50 each

Each artwork is sold at £50, and all proceeds go towards a chosen charity. This year’s is mental health charity Mind.

The artist and track is secret, so buyers do not know what song or designer they are choosing until they have bought it.

The initiative, which has been running for seven years, has so far raised £175,000 for various charities.

Anish Kapoor, Hattie Stewart and Jean Jullien

The individual songs that are chosen have never before been pressed to 7” vinyl, which is the smallest size of record.

This year’s singles are by musicians including The Clash, London Grammar, Eurythmics, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Jeff Buckley and Jimi Hendrix.

Artists, illustrators and designers who are contributing this year include Alec Doherty, Anish Kapoor, Conrad Shawcross, Es Devlin, Hattie Stewart, Jean Jullien, Malcolm Garrett, Morag Myerscough, Paul Smith, Studio Moross and Yinka Ilori. See the full list of artists here.


The exhibition will take place 8-23 June, followed by the sale on 24 June, which is first come first served. They will both take place at the Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0JF. For more info, head here.

Source: Design Week