The Single Artwork for Drake's "Summer Sixteen" Was Designed by the Artist Behind the COMME des GARÇONS Play Logo

The 6 God tapped the artist behind one of the most recognizable logos in fashion to design the artwork for his new single.

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During tonight's OVO Sound show on Beats 1 Radio, Drake premiered his latest single, "Summer Sixteen." Drake also announced that his upcoming fourth studio album, Views From the 6, will be dropping later this year in April. The accompanying art was designed by Filip Pagowski, who is behind the COMME des GARÇONS Play logo, one of the most recognizable logos in the fashion world today. 

In a 2009 interview with EDWINHIMSELFthe Polish artist revealed that he's been involved with COMME des GARÇONS since the '90s, and modeled for the brand's men’s collection before collaborating with them as a graphic designer. "I remember working on something, while all of a sudden not connected to anything, I got this idea of a red heart with a set of eyes. I drew it instantaneously and the first draft was it. The rest is history," Pagowski said about the logo's origins. 

Apart from a 2009 post on the October's Very Own blog showcasing some of the artist's work, there are no signs of Pagowski and Drake working together prior to this. Presumably, Drake is a big fan of the artist's designs, which have been featured in a number of world-renowned publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Visionaire. Pagowski has also collaborated with other big names in the fashion and art world, including Diane von Furstenburg, Li Ning, and Medicom.

Listen to "Summer Sixteen" here, and check out the artwork by Filip Pagowski below. 




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