Khingz album art
Combining real-world and digital imagery with layered, creative thinking to bring lyrical genius to life visually.
An artwork ask
Well, first you freak out a little. Then you get to work.
His songs and albums always have multiple layers to their meaning, and I challenged myself to try to match his lyrical virtuosity with the visuals I created for “Good Gangster.” Not an easy task, but I’m always up for a challenge.
"Good aimer, raised off that good gangster... want good for the 'hood, and that's a good thing to know."
Manifesting multiple meanings
I changed out the sword for a gun and a quill to reflect the artist’s weapons of choice in the two different parts of his life. Keeping with the theme of layered meaning, I took the title of the album and added an Ouroboros to the card’s design.
Inside info illustrated
On the execution front, I carved a real table with a real screw until my actual fingers blistered and bled, created my own bootleg photography lighting setup and then used Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to bring it all together in a design that eventually became the artwork for the full album and the merch.