Best Art Vinyl

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Best Art Vinyl is an annual award that first began in 2005. It celebrates artists and designers of vinyl record cover art.[1] The nomination process begins in November and the winners are announced in January,[2] and are exhibited at venues across the United Kingdom and Europe.[3] The favourites are voted for by the public from a selection of nominations by judges within the world of art and music and are displayed using Art Vinyl's unique Play & Display Flip Frame.[4][5][6][7][8]

2013 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 White Lies Big TV Michael Kagan, Gerard Saint and Markus Karlsson
2 dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip Repent Replenish Repeat Paul Jackson
3 Bonobo The North Borders Leif Podhajsky
4 Washed Out Paracosm Sara Cwynar
5 Braids Flourish // Perish Marc Rimmer
6 Atoms For Peace Judge, Jury and Executioner Stanley Donwood
7 !!! Thr!!!er Chase Jarvis, !!! and James Burton
8 Daft Punk Get Lucky Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Cedric Hervet, Paul Hahn and Warren Fu
9 Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest Boards of Canada
10 Paul McCartney New Rebecca and Mike, YES, Ben Ib.

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl 2013 Winners and Nominees". London. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

2012 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 The Temper Trap The Temper Trap Alberto Seveso and Boat Studios
2 Keane Strangeland Alex Lake and Tourist
3 Muse The 2nd Law Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA and Travis Shinn
4 Mark Lanegan Band Blues Funeral Alison Fielding
5 White Lung Sorry Justin Gradin
6 Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour Ian Johnsen, Paul Blundell and Dave Thomas
7 Saint Etienne Words and Music Dorothy
8 Richard Hawley Standing at the Sky's Edge Nick Phillips and Richard Tailby
9 Jack White Blunderbuss Animal Rummy and Jo McCaughey
10 The Hives Lex Hives Henrik Walse

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl 2012 Winners and Nominees". London. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-01-21. 

2011 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Bright Eyes The People's Key Zack Nipper
2 Cults Cults Dave Bett and Jeannette Kaczorowski
3 Bon Iver Bon Iver Gregory Euclide
4 Washed Out Within and Without Ernest Greene, Jeff Kleinsmith and Martien Mulder
5 Kasabian Velociraptor! Aitor Throup at A.T. Studio
6 The Strokes Angles Guy Pouppez
7 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Toby Liebowitz, Sean Pecknold and Dusty Summers
8 Cut Copy Zonoscope ALTER
9 Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Tappin Gofton
10 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong Winston Chmielinski

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl Winners - 2011". London. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 

2010 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Klaxons Surfing the Void Richard Robinson and Gareth Pritchard
2 Caribou Swim Mathew Cooper and Jason Evans
3 Pablo Cahn and Cesar Merveille Split EP Amelie Nicolet
4 Junip Fields Fredrik Söderberg and Robert Samsonowitz
5 Arcade Fire The Suburbs Caroline Robert, Vincent Morriset and Gabriel Jones
6 Goldfrapp Head First Alison Goldfrapp, Mat Maitland and Serge Leblon
7 MGMT Congratulations Anthony Ausgang
8 Edwyn Collins Losing Sleep Edwyn Collins
9 Scissor Sisters Night Work Robert Mapplethorpe
10 Flying Lotus Pattern + Grid World EP Theo Ellsworth

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl Winners - 2010". London. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

2009 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Muse The Resistance[9] La Boca
2 Manic Street Preachers Journal For Plague Lovers Jenny Saville
3 Fever Ray Fever Ray Martin Ander
4 Massive Attack Splitting the Atom Tom Hingston and Robert del Naja
5 Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Chris Bilheimer
6 Pet Shop Boys Yes Farrow Design
7 White Lies To Lose My Life... Mat Maitland and Gerard Saint
8 Editors In this Light and on this Evening Liliane Lijn and Tom Simon Mills
9 La Roux La Roux Alexander Brown and Traffic
10 Depeche Mode Sounds of the Universe Anton Corbijn

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl 2009 Winners". 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 

2008 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes[10] Pieter Brueghel the Elder
2 Roots Manuva Slime & Reason Oscar Bauer & Ewan Robertson
3 Coldplay Viva la Vida Eugène Delacroix
4 Goldfrapp Seventh Tree Alison Goldfrapp, Mat Maitland and Serge Leblon
5 Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid Oliver East
6 Metallica Death Magnetic Turner Duckworth
7 Bloc Party Intimacy Rob Crane and Perry Curtis
8 Low Motion Keep It Slow Chris Bolton, Pascal Mira Tschäni and Michael Husmann Tschäni
9 Santogold Santogold Isabelle Lumpkin
10 Zombie Zombie Dog Walker Sylvestre Hovart

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl 2008 Winners". 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 

2007 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 The Cribs Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever Rob Crane
2 Editors An End Has a Start Idris Khan at Tom Hingston Studio
3 The Nextmen Let it Roll 12" Single Joe Pilbeam
4 Eva Be No Memory of Time Kathrin Jackmann, Boris Meinhold
5 Thurston Revival Somewhere There's an Angel 12" Single Julie Bennett
6 Various Artists We Are Silver EP John Gilsenan at iwant
7 Unkle Burn My Shadow 12" Robert Del Naja
8 The Rakes Ten New Messages Rob Crane
9 Interpol Our Love to Admire Seth Smoot
10 Husky Rescue Caravan 12" Kustaa Saksi

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Vinyl Countdown: 2007". The Independent (London). 2008-01-14. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 

2006 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Thom Yorke The Eraser[11] Stanley Donwood
2 The Pipettes We Are The Pipettes Pete Hellicar
3 Hot Chip Over and Over Darren Wall (Wallzo)
4 Keane Under the Iron Sea Sanna Annukka
5 Franz Ferdinand The Fallen 12" single Franz Ferdinand and Mathew Cooper
6 The Fratellis Costello Music Sam Hadley and Mark James
7 Morrissey Ringleader of the Tormentors Morrissey, Antony Lui and Fabio Lavino
8 Isolee The Western Edits Pt. 2 Stefan Marx
9 DJ Shadow The Outsider Paul Insect
10 Oasis Stop the Clocks Peter Blake

Some of the information in this table was obtained from "Best Art Vinyl 2006". 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 

2005 Winners[edit]

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Hard-Fi Stars of CCTV Albion
2 Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Mathew Cooper
3 Gorillaz Demon Days Jamie Hewlett
4 Robbie Williams Intensive Care Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and Hamish Brown
5 Madonna Confessions on a Dancefloor Steven Klein and Giovanni Bianco
6 Coldplay X&Y Tappin Gofton
7 Mylo Destroy Rock & Roll Phantom
8 Goldfrapp Supernature Mat Maitland and Gerard Saint
9 Kaiser Chiefs Employment Cally
10 Kanye West Late Registration Morning Breath, Inc.

Some of the information in this table was obtained from Byrne, Ciar (2005-12-29). "The Independent, Music 2005". London. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Fleet Foxes win best art work award, the-fly.co.uk news article". The-fly.co.uk. 2009-01-05. Archived from the original on 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
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