God Loves Ugly

God Loves Ugly is a very important album to me, mainly for the lyrical content. It was also one of my introductory albums in hip-hop, so I wanted to pay respect to Atmosphere and design a record jacket for this album.

I decided the best way I could display my appreciation of every line was by using the lyrics for the cover. I hand wrote every lyric, mostly audibly or from memory, on a sheet of vellum that I had traced eighth inch lines onto. I had to scale the entire record jacket up 1.5 times, because I couldn’t write small enough to fit it in to a 12” square. I then had the vellum scanned, and scaled it down in Photoshop, and crafted the album.