Björk’s Vulnicura album artwork

Vulnicura, the new album by Björk, has just been released on iTunes, two months ahead of its official physical release on CD and vinyl. The album features artwork and typography by M/M Paris and two portraits of the artist by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin…

According to reports on several music sites, the surprise digital release of the album may have been prompted by its leaking online. It is now available from One Little Indian here on iTunes.

For the album artwork, Björk has once again collaborated with the studio, M/M Paris. The cover features a portrait of the singer and musician in a character design – of her own creation – shot by the photographic duo Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

The title of each track on the album in rendered in some interesting tubular type throughout the album booklet, which ends with a page of ‘thanks’ in Björk’s own handwriting.

According to the record label, Vulnicura has been written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak.