Thursday, 6 September 2012

Secret 7"

In Spring I managed to overlook the Secret 7" project for Teenage Cancer Trust. Moreover the fact that several preston illustrators had been included in the Show also passed me by. Well we were supposed to keep it a secret, then forgot.

The event took place back in April so it's well over for this year. However the Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch exhibited about 700 seven inch sleeve designs inspired by tracks donated by The Cure, Florence + The Machine, Bombay Bicycle Club, CSS, DJ Shadow, Noah & The Whale and Ben Howard. The exhibition had an added air of mystery as no-one knew who designed each sleeve, or which of the seven tracks was housed inside. On the 21st April each of the one-of-a-kind 7'' records were available to take home for a minimum donation to Teenage Cancer Trust of £40.

Recent graduate Jake Tyas whose piece of work we used for our publicity posters during the Summer show was one such secret sleeve.

As was this from Andy Thomson

and this by Chris Arrowsmith. 

If you click on the title link you can view the Secret Seven Inch site look at the artwork and also if you keep an eye on the site the event might happen again and you might be able to take part next year?
You can also find out about the work that the Teenage Cancer Trust do by following the link.

Secrets by Ben Tallon

Preston illustration's Ben Tallon has collaborated with animator Ross Phillips on this video Ben's first foray into music video animation for Secrets by Byron featuring Dot Rotten and Ghetts. As well as working independently as a freelance illustrator Ben is a part of a team of people collaborating on music design and art direction called Quenched including several former Preston illustration graduates - check out the video. Sounded a bit Smashy and Nicey then?