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Yarost’ I Proshchenie
Artist

Wowod

Title

Yarost’ I Proshchenie

Label

Church Road Records

Design

Artwork by Ezakeil/Ashfireworks

OK Human
Artist

Weezer

Title

OK Human

Label

Atlantic

Design

Illustrated by Mattias Adolfsson

Fever Dreams
Artist

Villagers

Title

Fever Dreams

Label

Domino Records

Design

Artwork by Paul Phillips at True Spilt Milk Designs.
Design by Matthew Cooper, assisted by Paul J Street

All the Right Noises
Artist

Thunder

Title

All the Right Noises

Label

BMG

Design

Cover photo by Jason Joyce
Design by Neel Panchal

Back in Love City
Artist

The Vaccines

Title

Back in Love City

Label

Super Easy Records

Design

Artwork by Seerlight

The Army Of Summer
Artist

The Army Of Summer

Title

The Army Of Summer

Label

Snappy Little Numbers

Design

Design by Aaron Ray

As We Pass
Artist

Store Front Church

Title

As We Pass

Label

Sargent House

Design

Cover art by Aaron Johnson

J.T.
Artist

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Title

J.T.

Label

New West Records

Design

Cover art by Tony Fitzpatrick

Bright Green Field
Artist

Squid

Title

Bright Green Field

Label

Warp

Design

Cover art by Felix Green

Heaven’s Just a Cloud
Artist

Spirit Was

Title

Heaven’s Just a Cloud

Label

Danger Collective Records

Design

Artwork by Nick Corbo

Entertainment, Death
Artist

Spirit of the Beehive

Title

Entertainment, Death

Label

Saddle Creek

Design

Cover artwork by Rivka Ravede

Spare Ribs
Artist

Sleaford Mods

Title

Spare Ribs

Label

Rough Trade Records

Design

Artwork and design Philip Laslett.
Photography by Simon Parfrement

Tomorrow’s People
Artist

Shire T

Title

Tomorrow’s People

Label

Dama Dama Music

Design

Artwork and Design by Alexander Brown

Year of the Spider
Artist

Shannon and the Clams

Title

Year of the Spider

Label

Easy Eye Sound

Design

Painting by Shannon Shaw
Design by Perry Shall

The 8 of Space
Artist

Schneider TM

Title

The 8 of Space

Label

Editions Mego

Design

Artwork concept, photography & drawings by D.Dresselhaus.
Sleeve layout by Stephen O’Malley.Spiral layouts by Olaf Boqwist.

Detritus
Artist

Sarah Neufeld

Title

Detritus

Label

One Little Independent Records

Design

Artwork by Kent Rogowski

Tread
Artist

Ross From Friends

Title

Tread

Label

Ninja Tune

Design

Artwork by Matt Avallone

Nowhere Generation
Artist

Rise Against

Title

Nowhere Generation

Label

Loma Vista Recordings

Design

Creative Director Brian Roettinger

Monument
Artist

Portico Quartet

Title

Monument

Label

Gondwana

Design

Design by Duncan Bellamy for Veil Projects

Græ
Artist

Moses Sumney

Title

Græ

Label

Jagjaguwar

Design

Art direction by Moses Sumney.
Design by Julian Gross.
Photography by Eric Gyamfi

As the Love Continues
Artist

Mogwai

Title

As the Love Continues

Label

Rock Action

Design

Design by DLT

The Ultra Vivid Lament
Artist

Manic Street Preachers

Title

The Ultra Vivid Lament

Label

Columbia Records

Design

Photography by Nicky Wire

Animal
Artist

Lump

Title

Animal

Label

Chrysalis Recods/Partisan Records

Design

Design by Minji Kim Photography by Steph Wilson
Creative Director Melissa Matos

Rain’s Break
Artist

Lucy Gooch

Title

Rain’s Break

Label

Fire Records

Design

Artwork by Henry Driver
Layout by Alex Hornsby

In Quiet Moments
Artist

Lost Horizons

Title

In Quiet Moments

Label

Bella Union

Design

Cover photography by Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Reflection
Artist

Loraine James

Title

Reflection

Label

Hyperdub

Design

Sleeve by Manuel Sepulveda for Optigram 

Kick the Ladder
Artist

Kaktus Einarsson

Title

Kick the Ladder

Label

One Little Independent records

Design

Artwork and design by Asmund Sollihøgda

Flock
Artist

Jane Weaver

Title

Flock

Label

fire Records

Design

Design and artwork by Andy Votel.
Photography by Nic Chapman

The Horses and Hounds
Artist

James McMurtry

Title

The Horses and Hounds

Label

New West Records

Design

Design and Illustrations by Mark Harkness

Friends That Break Your Heart
Artist

James Blake

Title

Friends That Break Your Heart

Label

Polydor / Republic

Design

Artwork by Miles Johnston

Search Party
Artist

Interloper

Title

Search Party

Label

Nuclear Blast Records

Design

Artwork by Caelan Stokkermans

Any Shape You Take
Artist

Indigo De Souza

Title

Any Shape You Take

Label

Saddle Creek

Design

Artwork by Kimberly Oberhammer

11 Past the Hour
Artist

Imelda May

Title

11 Past the Hour

Label

Decca records

Design

Self Portrait photography by Imelda May inspired by Pattie Boyd

Ritual Divination
Artist

Here Lies Man

Title

Ritual Divination

Label

Riding Easy Records

Design

Artwork by Wolfgang Stiller

Seeking New Gods
Artist

Gruff Rhys

Title

Seeking New Gods

Label

Rough Trade Records

Design

Design and Art Direction – Mark James

Olympia
Artist

Gorgon City

Title

Olympia

Label

Positiva Records

Design

Design by Alex Cowper

Projector
Artist

Geese

Title

Projector

Label

Partisan Records

Design

Cover art shot by Landon Yost
Design by UNDERCARD - Matt De Jong & Jamie-James Medina

The Lockdown Sessions
Artist

Elton John

Title

The Lockdown Sessions

Label

Universal

Design

Cover photography by Greg Gorman

Future Past
Artist

Duran Duran

Title

Future Past

Label

BMG

Design

Photography Daisuke Yokota.
Art Direction Rory McCartney

New Long Leg
Artist

Dry Cleaning

Title

New Long Leg

Label

4AD

Design

Artwork & design by Dry Cleaning
Design assistance by Alison Fielding
Photography by Florence Shaw

Planet Her
Artist

Doja Kat

Title

Planet Her

Label

RCA Records

Design

Photography by David LaChapelle

Fantasy Island
Artist

Clinic

Title

Fantasy Island

Label

Domino Records

Design

Artwork by Clinic.
Design by Matthew Cooper & Paul J Street

IO
Artist

Circuit des Yeux

Title

IO

Label

Matador Records

Design

Design Alison Fielding
Photography: Evan Jenkins

The Mutt’s Nuts
Artist

Chubby and the Gang

Title

The Mutt’s Nuts

Label

Partisan Records

Design

Artwork by Spoiler & Tin Savage

Cavalcade
Artist

Black Midi

Title

Cavalcade

Label

Rough Trade Records

Design

Design David Rudnik

Isles
Artist

Bicep

Title

Isles

Label

Ninja Tune

Design

Artwork by Studio Degrau

Sand
Artist

Balthazar

Title

Sand

Label

Play It Again Sam and Pias

Design

Homunculus Loxodontus, a statue by Dutch artist Margriet Van Breevoort
Art Director, Annelise Keestra

As Days Get Dark
Artist

Arab Strap

Title

As Days Get Dark

Label

Rock Action

Design

Design by Aidan Moffat.
Original painting by Pedro Americo (1886)

Comfort to Me
Artist

Amyl and the Sniffers

Title

Comfort to Me

Label

Rough Trade Records

Design

Artwork by Bráulio Amado

The Problem of Leisure
Artist

A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four

Title

The Problem of Leisure

Label

Gill Music

Design

Original artwork by Damien Hirst. Dog with Bone 2017