Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy New Year! The Hip-Hop Calendar (2018)


"The Hip-Hop Calendar is a 12-month calendar that documents hip-hop and the culture that surrounds it. This includes birthdays of rappers and others associated with the genre, album releases, and notable events. Each month also includes additional information that expands and gives context to the significance of these events. I included images of magazine covers on each month to serve as a snapshot of the culture at that point in time. My approach was developing a visual language that integrated a grid structure and incorporated collage elements. The grid was essential in organizing the information and the collage aspect symbolically represents bringing together all of the artists and figures throughout the years to put them on equal footing." Click HERE for all 12 months. Peace to Paul Nichols out in Oklahoma. You can sample January in the calendar below.