Sasha Barr and Ed Steed won second place for Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy, while Split came in third for the artwork for The Great Distraction by UK band Vessels.
In its 13th year, the annual award allowed people to choose their favourite record sleeve from a selection of 50 covers. What do you think? Is Run The Jewels 3 the best? The other options were:
The very first Best Art Vinyl award was won by Hard-Fi’s Stars of CCTV in 2005 and since then Art Vinyl have developed a fair process whereby public votes are cast against a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs.
For Best Art Vinyl 2016, it was The Last Shadow Puppets’ long-awaited 2nd album Everything You’ve Come to Expect which was created by illustrator and designer, Matthew Cooper from an original photograph of Tina Turner from the late 60’s.
Previous winners have included Klaxons’ Surfing the Void with its playful image of a cat in a spacesuit, Thom Yorke’s The Eraser from regular Radiohead contributor Stanley Donwood, and even work from the sixteenth century for The Fleet Foxes eponymous LP by Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel.