Elton John Nominated For Vinyl Artwork Awards

Elton John is amongst this year's nominees for the Vinyl Artwork Awards. Elton earned the nod for the vinyl artwork on his current release Diving Board and joins Daft Punk, Paul McCartney and rockers Babyshambles with the nomination.

Elton's critically acclaimed cover art shows a man jumping off a diving board into what looks like a calm ocean bay. Daft Punk's nod comes for the cover of their most recent release Random Access Memories, while Babyshambles' art director Damien Hirst scored a nod for his contribution to their most recent release.

Edwyn Collins has also been nominated for his release Understated and says he relishes the chance to create his own cover art, telling the BBC: "I do these things for my own pleasure, really, to help my dexterity, my recovery."

The Vinyl Art Awards will be held at the Art Vinyl Gallery in East London's Broadway Market on January 3 and voting for the best artwork of the year is open to the public online.

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