Riccardo Tisci Designs Gold Album Cover For Kanye & Jay-Z

Remember Riccardo Tisci‘s awesome art for the first single off Kanye and Jay-Z‘s album Watch the Throne? Well, the Givenchy designer (and rumored Galliano replacement) also designed the album cover.

The aesthetic of the cover is very similar to that of the “H.A.M.” art — intricate and symmetrical. Both include stars, crowns, and leaves, but the album cover does the concept one better. Doing away with the cheesy dogs and blackletter font, the cover is rendered completely in gold (it literally looks like an embossed sheet of precious metal) and is devoid of any text.

Not to put too much pressure on ‘Ye or Jay, but if the album is as great as we hope, this cover could certainly reach icon status.

Here’s Tisci’s Watch the Throne cover:


And here is the “H.A.M.” art:


[Watch the Throne]

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