And now, he’s making his first foray into hip-hop by designing a whole “visual identity” for Kanye West. Which is the most Kanye West thing ever. Saville is the perfect person to take on this task. He’s spent the past four decades working with creative, often erratic musiciansand his cover art has always been legendary. It also seems like a good fit, considering that he explains the project in the vaguest terms possible. He told Dezeen : We’re looking at ways of writing ‘Kanye West. What does ‘Kanye’ and ‘Kanye West’ look like written down? It wouldn’t be surprising if Kanye had said that exact same thing before. Keeping with the mythology of Kanye, Saville noted that the project is not to design a specific logo or look or anything, but that it’s open-ended and casual. Saville is known for his work with Factory records, and his resume includes 80s artists like OMD, Roxy Music, Brian Eno and David Byrne. You can see some examples of his work below. There’s no way to know what will become of this Kanye/Saville plan, which makes it even more fun. Maybe it has something to do with Yeezy’s creative agency, DONDA .
The 32-year-old new mother has signed on with a new publicist ‘on the advice of Kanye West’, leaving longtime representative Jill Fritzo to deal with the family’s drama, reports the New York Post . Her new representative is Ina Treciokas, who co-founded Slate PR and is also employed by Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Liev Shreiber and Jennifer Aniston’s fiance Justin Theroux. Blonde ambition: Kim, who has severed ties with her long term publicist, showed off her lighter locks in Beverly Hills recently ‘Kim wants to set herself apart from the Kardashian PR machine, and Kanye West advised her to build her own team,’ a source told the newspaper. That leaves Fritzo, who also represents Brooke Shields, Denise Richards, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Hudgens, Liev Schreiber and Michael Strahan, to deal with the rest of the Kardashians. Just last year, Fritzo, from the firm PMK*BNC, was ranked at number 18 on Business Insider’s list of Hollywood’s most powerful publicists. However, Kim’s replacement Treciokas came in fifth place on that same list. Alone again: Kanye West was spotted leaving Hakkasan restaurant in London after dining solo Rare sighting: Kim and Kanye were snapped together in Los Angeles in May Tough times: Kim’s sister Khloe is reportedly living apart from husband Lamar Odom The normally press-hungry Kim has been photographed infrequently since giving birth to North, her daughter with boyfriend Kanye. The rapper, 36, is notoriously camera-shy. He’s been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft stemming from a fracas with a paparazzo at LAX in July. Kim also told The Times magazine in May that she does not want her daughter to appear on the family’s reality show. ‘I dont think so. Not as of right now,’ she said, before hinting that her rapper boyfriend wasn’t keen. ‘I love and enjoy seeing Mason and Penelope on the show,’ she said, referring to older sister Kourtney and her boyfriend Scott Disick’s children. ‘But [they] are in the same business of reality television, so it works for them.’ Despite losing Kim, Fritzo will still have plenty to keep her busy with the rest of the Kardashians. Kim’s sister Khloe is reportedly spending time apart from her husband, NBA free agent Lamar Odom as he deals with alleged addiction problems.
Kanye West ‘charged with criminal battery and attempted theft after pap attack’
Kanye West has been charged with criminal battery. Copyright: [AP] Kanye West has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft after an alleged airport attack on a paparazzi photographer. The photographer was left in hospital after Kanye reportedly punched him and chucked his camera to the floor. The scuffle left the pap unable to walk without crutches. Sheesh. The photographer is suing Kanye saying that he “punched him and threw his camera to the ground”. “When Kanye West attacked me, I was in complete shock,” Daniel told reporters. In court papers seen by website TMZ it says that Kanye lunged at Daniel Ramos (yes, paps have names too) while he was trying to take photos and attempted to chuck his camera on the floor. Kanye West has been charged after a pap was left in hospital. Copyright: [Splash] Daniel has said of the incident: “All I had done was ask him a question. I was terrified when Kanye started to come at me. I backed up because I felt from the look in his eyes that he was going to attack me.” If found guilty Kanye could face up to six months in prison. Yep, this is pretty serious stuff. Kanye’s arraignment has been set for October 10.