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Now you can make your own awful Kanye West album art

'The Life Of Pablo' never looked so good.


April Siese

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 12, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 5:39 am CDT

In case you’ve become blind to the madness, our one true savior, Kanye West, released a new album on Friday

To preemptively celebrate while looking towards New York Fashion Week, he staged a fashion show/listening party in Madison Square Garden the night before. Yeezy was many things that Thursday evening: clothing designer, basic DJ, rambling forlorn hobo on a particularly putrid street caressing his favorite (metaphorical) ground score.

One thing that West is not, however, is a graphic designer. He’s an artist but not that kind of artist. When it came time to finally settle on a name for his latest LP, he chose The Life Of Pablo and tapped Antwerp artist Peter De Potter in search of something special to adorn the cover of his album. 

What he got was this:

Needless to say, the Internet had questions. Specifically, who is Pablo? And why does the album art for his life look about as simplistic as the mixtape Jesus never wanted to listen to in the Tyrone meme? We may not get any answers, but the bewilderment set off a creative spark that’s changing the cover for the better—enter Chris Chambers’ The Life Of Pablo album art generator.

Using whatever random text you want, as well as any link to any image, (GIFs included!), users are able to craft their own very special versions of what West believes is the greatest album of all time—and jut in time for Yeezy Season 3, whatever the hell that means!

Creatives of all stripes have aimed to make their voices heard. I even tried my hand at the meme, playing on the infectious repetitive opening line awful droning bullshit from first single “#Facts” to state my case:

The sky’s the limit when it comes to this generator, and the same goes for The Life Of Pablo. West has expanded the album to include 17 total tracks, which means you’ve got more than enough tunes to churn out hundreds of images of your own terrible album art while listening to the LP that inspired it. Welcome to the future! It’s tacky as hell.

Photo via Chris Chambers

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*First Published: Feb 12, 2016, 4:22 pm CST