Because the real hero of Art Vinyl is the record sleeves themselves, we run a program of exhibitions that celebrate the best in sleeve design.


Best Art Vinyl 2021

The Best Art Vinyl Award 2021 sees a diverse shortlist of 50 striking record covers compiled by a panel of highly respected industry experts and designers. The nominated record covers include works by a range of artists and designers from household names like Damien Hirst to genius new creatives, revealing their debut commercial projects in the form of vinyl record covers. The Spring Arts Centre in Havant, UK launches the Award with an exhibition curating all 50 nominations for Best Art Vinyl 2021 together with the previous winning sleeves from the last 16 years.

The public are invited to VOTE for their favourites on here or in person via the exhibition, which will ultimately decide the overall winner.

Final winners will be revealed at an Awards event and unique art installation on 6th January 2022 at The Hari Hotel in Belgravia, London.

With thanks to Best Art Vinyl 2021 Nominations Shortlist Judging Panel: