We had previously worked with MyspaceMusic to illustrate our vision for the album artwork for Yeezus, and were asked back by Mr West himself to make these illustrations to accompany an article. We are big fans of his work, and even bigger fans of anyone who can use self-deprecating humour, so this was right up our street. The brief allowed us creative freedom with our illustration, as well as the chance to work in our chosen style, and was overall just a really fun project to be a part of.
We also worked in collaboration with pop-culture blog Kanye Wes Anderson to produce illustrations of a series of portraits of Kanye West as iconic Wes Anderson film characters. The blog published them alongside a series of screengrabs and images merging the lyrics of West with Anderson’s distinctive films – which if you haven’t checked out already, we would highly recommend.
The opportunity to mash-up two of our favourite things was too good to pass up, and we loved illustrating one of our favourite rap pioneers in the iconic outfits of our favourite auteur’s characters. A couple of our favourite portraits included Kanye as Richie Tenenbaum, from The Royal Tenenbaums, and Kanye as Sam Shakusky, from Moonrise Kingdom.