Voting is now open for the Best Art Vinyl search for the best record sleeve of 2009.

Record-sleeve artwork merchant Art Vinyl has created a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs for the award that will be will be celebrated in exhibitions in London and around the UK during November and December.

The 2009 nominations include Depeche Mode's Sounds of the Universe, Fever Ray's eponymous album, Fuck Buttons' Tarot Sport, Pet Shop Boys Yes, The XX's xx.



Art Vinyl, alongside graphic design and music industry experts, has selected a shortlist of 50 sleeve designs for the award that will be will be celebrated in exhibitions in London and around the UK during November and December.


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Previous winners of the award include Hard-Fi’s stark Stars of CCTV in 2005, Thom Yorke’s The Eraser in 2006, The Cribs Man’s Needs, Woman’s Needs, Whatever in 2007 and last year the winner was Fleet Foxes’ eponymous first album.



The Best Art Vinyl 2009 shortlist will be featured in exhibitions at the Art Vinyl Gallery at Selfridges on Oxford St, London, the Snap Galleries in Birmingham, and the Georges House Gallery in Folkestone. All of the designs will be displayed in the unique Art Vinyl Play & Display Flip Frame. The winning designs will be displayed from January 2010 at Rough Trade East, London, Snap Galleries, Birmingham, and Georges House Gallery, Folkestone.


You can vote on the Art Vinyl website. Voting runs till December 16. The winners will be announced on 5th January 2010.