Kanye West Designs Book Cover For Novel By Rich Wilkerson Jr. (PHOTO)
Kanye West has now designed a book cover. The rapper and fashion designer has created the book cover for Sandcastle Kings, a new novel by Rich Wilkerson, Jr., the pastor who officiated his and Kim Kardashian’s wedding in May 2014. The first photo of the rapper’s book cover was released on Tuesday (see below).
Wilkerson explains why he chose his “really good friend” West to create his book cover. The pastor tells People, “We chat every week about different things: clothes, design, music, architecture, Jesus. He’s an amazing artist and designer, and with my first book coming out, I thought it would be fun for him to design the cover. I asked him if he wanted to do it, and he was all about it. He was really enthusiastic.”
Sandcastle Kings, subtitled Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World, is described by Wilkerson as a novel about “how there are things – self, others, religion, and the world – that can get in the way of your faith.” He notes he was looking for the book cover to resemble art as opposed to the more conventional covers one would see displayed on bookshelves. “It’s clean, minimalistic, and simple, with big brush strokes. It’s exactly what I hoped it would be,” the author says of West’s design.
Check out Kanye West’s book cover of Sandcastle Kings below, and tell us what you think.