I decided to attempt some computer art for the project ‘Secret7‘
Secret 7’’ have invited creatives from around the globe to take inspiration from 7 different tracks by Nick Drake, Public Enemy, Jessie Ware, Nas, HAIM, Laura Marling and Elton John and design an original 7 inch vinyl sleeve.
One copy of each design selected will then be produced and exhibited in East London for over a week in April.
The project culminates on Record Store Day when the 700 one-of-a-kind vinyl will be available to purchase, with all of the profits going to the charity Art Against Knives.
None of the buyers will know who created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for, until they are holding it in their hands – the secret lies within.
With this in mind, rather than be inspired by the individual songs having walked around town with my camera also trying to find something to photograph in relation to the songs, I ended up taking pictures of the many empty shopfronts.
I had previously dreamed of owning my own recordstore and in years gone by had often come across the occasional empty shell of a store and wished if only I’d some money that could sell records rather than be standing there idle and unwanted.
So my idea:- each artist would get its own special ‘Sectet7’ store (one of the empty shops I used happens to be the very shop my early collecting started at) although unfortunately I only managed to finish five before the deadline. Speaking of deadlines now you lovely people have the opportunity to vote on the many designs at http://www.talenthouse.com/
including mine here~
and all the others for each artist~
And remember to keep posted with
http://www.secret-7.com/?thlm and in April visit the exhibition, donate and just maybe buy an artwork you can also play