10x Top Ten Albums Project

Richard Perez and I challenged each other to redesign cover art for our top ten favorite albums back in 2014. We set parameters, chose a fixed color palette, and started a now yearly tradition. in 2015 we expanded the project to include some of our favorite designers. 



For my 2015 contribution I wanted to explore the visual vernacular of the used record bins I have become accustomed to flipping through on a weekly basis. Reimagining my favorite albums of the year through this lense provided opportunity to collect and recreate all of the detritus encountered, from the tattered price stickers, to the fogged mylar bags that accompany these vinyl castoffs. View the project at 10x2015.com

  1. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
  2. Dan Deacon - Gliss Riffer
  3. Mike Krol - Turkey
  4. Beach House - Depression Cherry
  5. Tame Impala - Currents
  6. Jamaican Queens - Downers
  7. Ratatat - Magnifigue
  8. Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?
  9. Jamie xx - In Colour
  10. Grimes - Art Angels



Each of my covers for 2014 used hand cut paper shapes, and the compositions were assembled in time with a complete play of the album they represented. View the project at 10x2014.tumblr.com

  1. Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita
  2. Future Islands - Singles
  3. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
  4. Generationals - Alix
  5. Blonde Redhead - Barragán
  6. Mogwai - Rave Tapes
  7. The War on Drugs - Lost In The Dream
  8. The Men - Tomorrow's Hits
  9. Stephen Malkamus & The Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags
  10. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lose