Rap’s seemingly eternal obsession with consumerism and designer goods (“Girbaud’s hanging baggy” anyone?) is, at this point, written in stone. Wishing to bring a bit of elegance to the countless fashion references in hip-hop lyrics is the project known as “Luxury Rap” by Luke Skinner – Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Hip-Hop and Lettering enthusiast.
The goal of Skinner’s work-in-progress is to go from A-Z illustrating (hand-drawing in simple black ink on white paper with as little Photoshop/digital manipulation as possible) a different rap lyric referencing a different high-end designer.
From Luke Skinner’s site: “I’m going to post as regularly as I can, as many letters as I can (I’m completely open to suggestions for Q… I do have a contingency for letters I come up short on) and as many varied artists and songs as I can.
The quality and importance of the brands and songs I use are subjective and potentially controversial, but I can live with that.”
See more of Luke’s stylish work over at Luxury Rap .
[Via Design Work Life ]