Nabil Elderkin directs Kanye West’s new music video – Coldest Winter – off 808s & Heartbreak album and here’s what Elderkin had to say about Coldest Winter vid –
“It’s pretty minimalistic. It’s slow and very visual. I just wanted to catch the vibe of the song and not get too literal. Because the lyrics are very close to Kanye and go much deeper than the video goes, obviously hearing the song you know it’s very emotional.”
Kanye West is supposedly working on an upcoming album titled – Good Ass Job.
The Kanye West artistry continues with another eye-popping collaboration, this time with one of my favs – Academy Award nominee animator, cartoonist and illustrator Bill Plympton – on a graphic memoir titled Through The Wire. Bill Plympton illustrates 12 songs – word and lyrics – by Kanye West to “tell [West] story, from his decision to drop out of college to pursue his dreams in music, through his days spent folding chinos at the Gap while struggling at night to make a name as a producer, through the pivotal car accident that eventually set him on the course to stardom and the epiphany of realizing exactly who he had become.”
The 80-pages Through The Wire hits book stores and online on Tuesday, November 10. Kanye West is repped by Charles King, Cara Lewis, Sara Newkirk and David Wirtschafter @ WME Entertainment and manager Gee Roberson @ Hip Hop.
Bill Plympton’s Hot Dog screened at Sundance Film Festival in January 2009 as part of the U.S. Animated Shorts. The plucky Hot Dog hero joins his local fire department to save the earth from global fires and garners warranted affection. Ironically, the accolades and affections don’t turn out the way Hot Dog had planned.
According to Amazon – “Plympton illustrates each of the songs in detail, his vision of Kanye’s world. The songs are annotated with explanations of the references in the songs, biographical components that illuminate the lyrics, and their meaning on a deeply personal level.
The result is a one-of-a-kind book that initially grabs you and stays with you forever.”
Pixer Jason Nocito shoots actor Aaron Yoo for Marc Ecko’s Complex magazine with Kanye West humping the cover. Mr. Yoo – star of [Disturbia], , [Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist], [Bottle Rocket] – opens up to the interviewer about his world travel [Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Paris, Malaysia] and his latest film [Friday The 13th].
You can read the full article and see the fashion pix @ Complex.com. Aaron Yoo is repped by Tony Cloer @ Blue Ridge Entertainment and Sarah Shyn @ The Gersh Agency. var addthis_pub=”reserveresult”;
Kanye West plugs his new line of luxury shoes for the Louis Vuitton design house. The spot was shot in Paris during his attendance of menswear designer Paul Helbers Paris fashion show.
Kanye West is repped by Cara Lewis and David Wirtschafter @ William Morris Agency, managed by Gee Roberson @ Hip Hop, and he’s the founder of West Brand @ William Morris Agency @ One William Morris Place in Beverly Hills, California 90212.
The Don Juan Kanye West debuts his red Louis Vuitton sneakers at menswear designer Paul Helbers Paris fashion show. Mr. West collaborated with the french house’s creative director Marc Jacobs.
Kanye West is repped by Cara Lewis and David Wirtschafter @ William Morris Agency, managed by Gee Roberson @ Hip Hop and founder of West Brand @ William Morris Agency @ One William Morris Place in Beverly Hills, California 90212.
The news footage was shot by Associated Press.
In Paris at Louis Vuitton (LV) Spring 2009 Menswear fashion show, Kanye West announced that he’s collaborating with LV designers on a new collection of men sneakers. Good luck to them both, and can’t wait to see the fusion of their talents.
Update: Kanye West has preview one of his six designs from his Louis Vuitton shoe line on Friday, January 9, 2009 on his blog.