Secret 7" is an exciting project combining music and art in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Seven bands and recording artists (Noah and The Whale, Florence + The Machine, The Cure, DJ Shadow, Ben Howard, Bombay Bicycle Club and CSS) are inviting creatives to design the artwork for a seven inch vinyl sleeve inspired by one of their songs. The project will culminate in 700 unique vinyl sleeves displayed in Idea Generation Gallery in London the week leading up to Record Store Day 2012. On that day, each of the vinyls at the gallery will be available to purchase with all of the profits going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
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.
In this challenge, Noah and The Whale have selected the track ‘Old Joy’ and are inviting creatives to interpret the song, however they please, via an original piece of seven inch artwork. This is an incredible opportunity for aspiring artists and designers to collaborate with a top band, to have their artwork seen by millions, be exhibited alongside established artists and in the process, raise valuable funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.
45 designs will be selected and printed on a Secret 7" vinyl sleeve which will be sold and exhibited in a gallery in East London in the week leading up to the Record Store Day on April 21st 2012. On the last day of the exhibition one copy of each vinyl will be sold in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Each winner will also receive:
• A signed copy of their Secret 7" vinyl sleeve
• Exposure and recognition for their artwork on a website dedicated to the winning designs
Submit by: January 19, 2012
Vote: January 20, 2012 - January 26, 2012
Winner(s) Announced: April 23, 2012
Click 'Get Started' to review the guidelines and submit your work.
Noah and the Whale will choose the winner(s) from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
• The copyright in and to the winning submissions shall be owned by Noah and the Whale and/or Universal Music Group respectively.
• Finalists will be allowed to use their submission for portfolio purposes.
• Noah and the Whale has the right, but not the obligation, to use the winning submission.