Designer of ‘Watch the Throne’ cover reveals the true of the art

(AHH) – Riccardo Tisci, who designs for French fashion house Givenchy, was tapped to create the album cover for Watch the Throne, after designing the artwork for the album’s first single, “H.A.M.”

According to Tisci, he decided to create the artwork to symbolize the “masculinity of two of the most iconic rap figures of our time.”

The artist meticulously incorporated a variety of religious symbols, animal faces and symmetric shapes, giving the album an embroidered feel, while leaving the inside artwork with a painted and printed feel.

“I am honoured to have been asked to be part of this incredible music moment with such amazing artists,” Riccardo Tisci told AllHipHop.com. “I am impressed by the amount of respect they have for music and art. We share the same way of working : like a family.”

 

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