YES!!! Kanye West’s new album cover is out for ‘The Life Of Pablo’ and he’s making it VERY clear as to what the album’s title is. The art features the title written over and over again in black print against and orange backdrop, with a small photo of a wedding included.
Leave it to Kanye West to make sure his new album’s cover is literally a work of art, as he turned to Belgian artist Peter De Potter to create the visuals for his precious baby. Either Peter is a pretty fast worker or Kanye had the alternate title in mind for The Life Of Pablo as Ye only just released the new name on Feb. 10, a day ahead of its release and his big fashion show during NYFW. Read on for the details about his brand new cover and what it may mean!
The work is fairly simple but quite modern in it style, with an orange backdrop and the title repeated over and over in black lettering, occasionally overlapping in places. There’s a wedding photo in the bottom corner and it appears to be of his parents following their ceremony. That would make perfect sense, especially since just before Yeezy officially debuted the cover art, he shared part of it from his computer screen alongside the lyrics to “Father Stretch My Hands,” while noting, “I cried writing this. I love my Dad.” And all we know how much he deeply loved his late mom Donda, who died in Nov. 2007 after complications following plastic surgery. Go old school and get Yeezy’s College Dropout by clicking here.
The fact that he turned to Peter for the cover is a no brainer, as Kanye considers himself the highest level of artiste and naturally he’s want to use a cutting edge modern artist to create the cover for T.L.O.P. Peter has collaborated on curations of his work with such notable fashion designers as former Dior creative director Raf Simmons. His modern and cutting edge eye is totally something that Kanye would want to to help create an iconic cover! As for the title, we’re all still assuming it’s in reference to the great Pablo Picasso, who he referenced in his recent song “No More Parties In L.A.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Kanye’s new album art?