It was such a thrill to be asked to contribute artwork for Secret 7″ 2020, and their project in aid of Help Refugees.
A little bit about Secret 7”
…. ‘Secret 7” was founded by Kevin King and Jordan Stokes in 2012. Since then, Secret 7” has grown from being a new initiative to a project that has made a huge cultural and charitable impact. A record-breaking total of 22,000 people visited the exhibition at Somerset House, and the longest wait to queue for the first-come, first-served sale was a staggering 52 hours.
CELEBRATING SEVEN YEARS OF SECRET 7”
This year we’re celebrating the seventh and final edition of Secret 7”.
By the end of this show we’ll have made 4,900 one-of-a-kind records for 49 different tracks since 2012. What started as a side hustle has taken us on some journey. With your continued support creating artwork and buying records, we hope to take our grand total raised for good causes to over £250,000.
If you’re unfamiliar with the project: We’re pressing 100x copies of the following tracks to 7” –
Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead
Bob Dylan – Blind Willie McTell
Foo Fighters – This Is A Call
The Internet – Come Over
Koffee – Toast
Miles Davis – Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Each record will feature a one-of-a-kind cover, created by 700 different artists, ranging from high profile artists to emerging talents. The result is 700 unique records which are exhibited in London before being auctioned.
Amongst the 700 unique records in our gallery this year are artworks from Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor, Tacita Dean, Mark Wallinger, Shona Heath, The Connor Brothers, Helen Beard, Jeremy Deller, Lotte Andersen, Stanley Donwood, Jadé Fadojutimi, Ragnar Kjartansson, Maya Hayuk, Gavin Turk, Unskilled Worker, Michel Gondry and many more, featured alongside a whole host of our favourite photographers, illustrators, painters, graffiti artists and sculptors.’