If you haven’t heard already, our very own Cape Town raised singer & producer, Petite Noir has just been nominated for best art vinyl. The Best Art Vinyl Award has been running since 2005. Each year, it selects a shortlist of sleeve designs, with the overall winner decided by a public vote and Petit Noir and Purity Ring, also nominated, both feature levitating figures. Designed by fine artist Lina Viktor, the artwork depicts the artist seemingly floating above malachite, a stone that Viktor says represents “transformation, love and change”.
50 album covers have been shortlisted this year and you can see the full shortlist here. The overall winner will be announced on January 7, 2016 and shortlisted designs will be on show in a series of exhibitions across Europe in the new year.