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Murakami designs Kanye’s cover art

Kanye West, continuing his fascination with Japanese culture, has enlisted Takashi Murakami to design the cover for his new album, Graduation, which will be released September 11. Murakami has curated three exhibitions of “superflat” art, including Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, and his work can be seen in two places at the […]

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Kanye West, continuing his fascination with Japanese culture, has enlisted Takashi Murakami to design the cover for his new album, Graduation, which will be released September 11. Murakami has curated three exhibitions of “superflat” art, including Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, and his work can be seen in two places at the Walker, as wallpaper in the lower lobby and his four guardian-like sculptures in the Dolly J. Fiterman Garden Gallery, Jocko-kun, Zoucho-kun, Cuomo-kun, and Tamon-Kun (all 2003).

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The Murakami touch follows West’s “Stronger” video, which features Japanese characters superimposed on an anime-inspired, Blade Runner-esque scene. Watch the video after the jump.

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Via Fimoculous.

  • Nice Post! I Didn’t know Murakami designed these.