The trusty turntable is a wonderful product and ever since it’s invention, has been a regular fixture in any wealthy man or woman’s home. Having a definite rejuvenation in recent years as part of the trend against music being available so readily digitally and downloadable in seconds, the rediscovery of vinyl (and even CD and tape) has made the turntable a fashion piece of kit once more. Now a statement piece for any discerning person’s living room, SATORI & SCOUT are particularly enjoying these creative designs that have been made available for charity auction.
An artistic process organised by Secret 7″, such a company takes seven tracks from seven of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl, and furthermore, it is only when you purchase one do you discover who created the sleeve or what song is contained within. By invitation, 10 acclaimed artists have decorated one-off turntables for an online auction and all proceeds are to go to the mental health charity Mind; namely: Gavin Turk, Jeremy Deller, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Es Devlin, Stuart Semple, James Joyce, Jean Jullien, Pete Fowler, Hsiao-Chi Tsai x Kimiya Yoshikawa and Francis Richardson.
Showcasing some of these in the gallery above, each artist was given a blank canvas on the turntables with which to work. A project running ever since 2012, which is your favourite? Is it the heritage plaque or labyrinth graphic, perhaps the group of smiley faces or smokey graphics? Available to see at London’s Ace Hotel, have an explore…
Discover more about the project and brand online at: Secret-7.com
Making The Turntable ArtisticAlready a creative world when it comes to the trusty vinyl, could adding artistic flair to the turntable become as commonplace as an artist getting creative on designing vinyl covers? Maybe soon we will see Nirvana, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac etc on the turntables too?
(Photography Credit : Secret 7″)