Kanye West - '808s & Heartbreak' (Released: 24 September 2008)
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Kanye West’s Artistic Transformation In 15 Album & Single Covers (2004-2016)
5. Kanye West - '808s & Heartbreak' (Released: 24 September 2008)
Following the death of his mother a year earlier, Kanye's album '808s & Heartbreak' was tinged with sadness as he came to terms with his close friend's sudden death. The artwork, designed by Kris Yiengst, also carries the tragedy, showing a heart sculpted from a deflated balloon.