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To commemorate the Weeknd’s second mixtape Thursday’s 10-year anniversary, he’s made the project available on streaming services and delivered it with a collaboration with Japanese Kaikai Kiki artist, MR., who designed custom merchandise and art to go along with the re-release.
The 13-piece capsule collection draws inspiration from the Weeknd’s work fused with MR.’s patented anime- and manga-inspired art. Some of the pieces include t-shirts with manga panels of varying styles printed on the front, crewnecks with “Thursday” inscribed on the chest in bubble letters, a varsity jacket with unique patches, and more.
MR. went into some of the inspiration behind the pieces and how excited he was to work with the Weeknd. “I was honored to be asked to create the artwork for the album Thursday’s 10th anniversary release,” MR. said. “I wanted to evoke a sense of daily life in my version of the cover. I hope The Weeknd fans will enjoy a week like this.”
Thursday initially dropped on Aug. 18, 2011 and featured fellow Toronto native Drake. The mixtape was the second installment of Abel Tesfaye’s trilogy and followed his debut project House of Balloons. Thursday reflected a pivotal moment in the artist's career as he began pivoting toward more mainstream acclaim.
The capsule collection is available on the Weeknd’s website here, and Thursday can be streamed from your preferred digital streaming platform, including Apple Music and Spotify below. Beneath those, check out photos of some of the pieces from MR. collab collection.