The sleeve design for English band The Last Shadow Puppets came out on top for this year’s Best Art Vinyl awards, so we grabbed the chance to find out a little more about the man behind the idea – Matthew Cooper.

Matthew’s modification of a 1969 Tina Turner studio portrait managed to prove more popular than Jonathan Barnbook’s Blackstar design for David Bowie, which came second, and Jonathan Zawada’s design for Mark Pritchard, which came in third. (Find out more about the competition, and nominees, here.)

But he’s no stranger to the annual competition. Nominated numerous times previously and just missing out on a victory, the British freelance illustrator and graphic designer was thrilled to finally receive recognition.

Image: Matthew Cooper sleeve design for The Last Shadow Puppets Everything You’ve Come to Expect.

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