Steve “ESPO” Powers Creates Alternate Cover for Yeezus
Kanye West is famous for talking a lot. Understatements aside, it’s this personal brand of ostentatious bravado that has led to his undeniable success, that which has fueled recent discussion of his newest album. Acknowledging this in the weeks leading up to Yeezus, the artist left the album art decidedly blank, instead insisting input from his vast audiences– leaving the album and its perception up to interpretation. While billboards have been decorated across urban landscapes worldwide, Steve “ESPO” Powers has released his own interpretation as a part of his “Daily Meditations” artwork series. Adorning the blank cover with classic quotes from Kanye’s conversations with the media, ESPO executes the art with his now-iconic ‘sign painting style.’ Enjoy deciphering the illustration above.