Above (and below) is the artwork for the highly anticipated album ‘Watch The Throne’. Def Jam released the images with a press release that read:
The Deluxe packaging for Watch The Throne is high-end art created by acclaimed designer Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy. The softpack, when opened up, turns into a cross-like shape printed on gold mylar with Tisci’s patterns embossed throughout. The package also includes an 18-panel poster that features Tisci’s artwork as well as lyrics to the entire album. The CD is a special edition black colored disc which is not standard with normal packaging. In tune with his codes for Givenchy, Riccardo Tiscicreated an artwork that channels most of his aesthetics: symmetry, lightness, darkness, sharpness and 3D.