Sunday, 30 November 2008

KAWS x Kanye West

After Takashi Murakami (Graduation), Kanye enlisted another fantastical artist, KAWS, to do the cover art for 808's and Heartbreak. KAWS' most recent collaboration was with Comme des Garcons. The art is very KAWS, but at the same time, the cover is very Kanye. This is sort of akin to Kanye's style: he wears every designer from Lanvin to BAPE, but he always looks like 'Kanye'. I even think the same extends to his musical composition. Even though I'm not a huge hip-hop fan, I like how he experiments beyond the mainstream. I particularly like love lockdown, and the quasi-hipsterish lmfao remix (which he didn't actually do, but still):