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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]

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2017 WinnersEdit

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3 Art Direction & Photography by Timothy Saccenti

Drawing by Nick Gazin

Layout by Troy Hahn

2 Father John Misty Pure Comedy Art Direction by Sasha Barr

Illustrations by Ed Steed

3 Vessels The Great Distraction Design by Split
4 Hannah Peel Mary Casio:Journey to Cassiopeia Design by Jonathan Barnbrook
5 Lost Horizons Ojala Artwork by Marcus Davies

Design by Luke Jarvis

6 Blanck Mass World Eater Photograph by Carli Davidson

Layout by Sacred Bones Design

7 Actress AZD Photography by Mehdi Lacoste/Jo Di Studio

Creative Direction Darren J Cunnighham/Theresa Adebiyi

8 Gorillaz Humanz Design by Jamie Hewlett
9 Julien Baker Turn Out the Lights Design by Mike Zimmerman
10 Hater Red Blinders Photography by Niklas Wennerstrand

Layout by Alex Hornsby & Hater

2016 WinnersEdit

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 The Last Shadow Puppets Everything You've Come to Expect Design by Matthew Cooper, photography by Jack Robinson
2 David Bowie Blackstar Design by Jonathan Barnbrook
3 Mark Prichard Under the Sun Design by Jonathan Zawada
4 Suede Night Thoughts Art Direction by Paul Khera, Brett Anderson, Mat Osman,

Neil Codling and Didz Hammond.

Photography by Lucy Ray

5 White Lies Friends Art Direction & Design by Markus Bagå

at Big Active Design

6 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Artwork by Kevin Peterson
7 Shura Nothing's Real Art Direction and Design

Mat Maitland at Big Active

Photography by Andrew Whitton

Illustration by Louise Pomeroy

8 Kula Shaker K 2.0 Artwork by Kate Bayley.

Design by Stylorouge

9 Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker Design by Sammy Slabbinck
10 James Blake The Colour in Anything Design by Quentin Blake

[9]

2015 WinnersEdit

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 David Gilmour Rattle that Lock Dave Stansbie and the Creative Corporation, photography by Rupert Truman
2 Drenge Undertow Photography by Donald Milne, design by Matthew Cooper
3 Tame Impala Currents Design by Robert Beatty
4 Everything Everything Get to Heaven Illustrated by Andrew Archer. Design by Jonny Costello, Adult Art Club.
5 Blur The Magic Whip Design by Tony Hung
6 Linden Rest and Be Thankful Artwork by Jim Lambie
7 Jamie xx In Colour Artwork by Jamie Smith & Phil Lee
8 And So I Watch You From Afar Heirs Artwork layout Sonny Kay
9 Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution Survival of the Fittest Cover design by Ben Menter. Logo Design by QBMix
10 Kate Boy One Digital 3D Design by Lee Griggs

[10]

2014 WinnersEdit

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Royal Blood Royal Blood Dan Hillier and Richard Welland
2 FKA twigs LP1 Jesse Kanda
3 Future Islands Singles Beth Hoeckel and Matt de Jong
4 Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Stephan Martinière
5 Röyksopp & Robyn Do It Again (EP) Kacper Kasprzyk, Sandberg and Timonen
6 Caribou Our Love Matthew Cooper and Jason Evans
7 La Roux Trouble in Paradise Alexander Brown, Elly Jackson, Louie Banks and Roger Deckker
8 SBTRKT Wonder Where We Land SBTRKT & A Hidden Place
9 Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow La Boca
10 Sohn Tremors Allison Fielding and Sohn

[11]

2013 WinnersEdit

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.

[12]

2012 WinnersEdit

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

[13]

2011 WinnersEdit

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

[14]

2010 WinnersEdit

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 Theo Ellsworth

[15]

2009 WinnersEdit

2008 WinnersEdit

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes[18] 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

[19]

2007 WinnersEdit

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

[20]

2006 WinnersEdit

Rank Artist Name Artist
1 Thom Yorke The Eraser[21] 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 Isolée The Western Edits Pt. 2 Stefan Marx
9 DJ Shadow The Outsider Paul Insect
10 Oasis Stop the Clocks Peter Blake

[22]

2005 WinnersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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