List of artworks by artist VINYLS & CDs

Please find here our selection of vinyl covers or compact disc designed by contemporary artists coming mainly from Urban Art. Some of them are unique, other signed by artist or the singer.

Here is the link of our social media partner talking about our exhibition organized on december 2016 at Loftdu34 Gallery in Paris.

Selection of sleeves designed by urban artists

A little bit of history.... as early as 1958, the first record in plastic material composed of polyvinyl chloride allowing the transmission of a stereophonic sound made its appearance. Two formats coexisted, the LP –  for “Long play” or “long duration” when it comes to a record rotating on 33 revolutions per minute, and the EP  (a single- with only one song) for a record rotating on 45 revolutions per minute. The vinyl prouction knew its heyday in the mid 80’s and started decreasing with the appearance of the compact disc (CD) on the market. The last mass production 33 revolution vinyls were produced in 1991, and the last 45 revolution vinyls in 1994. Nonetheless, vinyls still attract amateurs and cutting-edge collectors only since 2010, the material saw its popularity increasing again. The majors then republished one part of their catalogue in that format and some new bands used it to share their creations.


Many influent artists were asked to work on cover illustrations, breaking the idea setteled in the 60’s, that one needed a photograph of the band on the cover. By offering an offbeat vision, a shocking or surrealistic image prone to be pleasing, the covers beautified over time, being more graphical and more aesthetic, they became true promotional objects. The vinyl became then more than just a means, it became a true object of fascination, of desire and a collectable item.

Here is the link of our social media partner talking about our exhibition organized on december 2016 at Loftdu34 Gallery in Paris.

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