Takashi Murakami, a Japanese artist who has also collaborated with fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, took to Instagram yesterday to unveil a possible collaboration with none other than Drake and his OVO label. The post was followed by a particularly ambiguous caption that reads “I love this!!! @champagnepapi I am so glad that we are able to become friends even though we are across the world!! Thank you!!!”
The image showcases a merging the iconic OVO owl with Murakami’s equally-seminal flower superimposed on the animal’s head. The owl is also given a more vibrant makeover, swapping out its more standard gold outline for a bold black, alongside a colour palette that includes a bright yellow and st blue. One leg is coloured to match the flower petals, whereas one wing is rendered in the exact hue used on the creature’s face, giving the image a sense aesthetic unity.
Little information is known about when and how the collaboration will be incorporated into either’s upcoming business ventures, but sources are anticipating that it could be dropping very soon.
In other Drake news, his recently single “God’s Plan” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week, effectively sustaining and prolonging his dominance over the music industry in 2018.