Since its inception in 2012 Secret 7” – an annual exhibition that asks designers and illustrators to anonymously illustrate one of seven track – has produced and sold more that 2,000 one-of a kind records and raised more than £105,000 for charity. Now for 2015, it move to a bigger home at Somerset House, but with the same mixture of top notch creative work, philanthropy and a good helping of guesswork.
Just to recap if you’re unfamiliar with the great concept: each year seven iconic tracks are pressed a hundred times in 7” format then every record is given a one-of-a-kind sleeve design by one of 700 different artists. The twist in the tale comes in that visitors and indeed collectors (who can pick up the unique records for the very decent price of £50) don’t know who created their artwork or even which of the seven tracks their buying until they part with their cash. Previous contributors have included Ai Weiwei, Gilbert & George, David Shrigley, Sir Antony Gormley, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Sir Paul Smith, Kate Moross and tonnes more.