Kanye West‘s minimalistic Yeezus album and accompanying cover art was met with mixed reviews. Men’s magazine GQ sent out copies of the promotional poster for Yeezus to James Franco, Mister Cartoon, ESPO, Curtis Kulig and Wil Fry, who all tossed their artistic spin onto the album cover. Franco was also originally asked to play the murder victim in Ye’s American Psycho inspired short-film.
See what they came up with below.
ESPO, Graffiti Legend:
“At the time I made the painting I had only seen the SNL performance and that was convincing enough. I read Jon Caramanica’s article in the NY Times and took Yeezus‘s answers as the yospel truth.”
James Franco, Actor:
“I was asked to get axed in an American Psycho-themed commercial for Kanye, but instead of getting cut up, I made a cut-up American Psycho piece for him.”
Mister Cartoon, Legendary Tattoo Artist:
“I got inspiration from Kim Kardashian’s eye. Also inking my name up on the poster felt like I was tagging on a bathroom wall back in the day.”
Curtis Kulig, Painter and Photographer:
“”I just saw those words PLEASE ADD GRAFFITTI and, you know, I don’t do graffiti so I wrote upside down to make that clear.”
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