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Creative Pick of the Week: ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Collaborators Illustrated by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail Illustration by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail Illustration by Darien Birks

Inspired by the summer’s most anticipated album, Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail, Portland, Oregon-based designer Darien Birks took on the creative task of illustrating the set’s announced collaborators: Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Mr. Carter of course.

The artist, who has done previous work for The Bear Cave and RED, currently works at Nike as a brand designer.

He’s also one half of The Stuyvesants, a musical collaboration with Brooklyn producer Allan Cole (Algorythm).

Magna Carta, which released over the July 4 weekend, serves as Jay-Z’s 12th studio release.

Magna Carta Holy Grail - Pharrell Williams by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail – Pharrell Williams by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail - Rick Rubin by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail – Rick Rubin by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail - Jay-Z by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail – Jay-Z by Darien Birks

Swizz Beatz

Magna Carta Holy Grail – Swizz Beatz by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail - Timbaland by Darien Birks

Magna Carta Holy Grail – Timbaland by Darien Birks