ASTROWORLD

BY DAVID LACHAPELLE

‘ASTROWORLD’ BY DAVID LACHAPELLE

From album covers and music videos to high-profile editorial and brand campaigns, over the past three decades, David LaChapelle has photographed some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Travis Scott’s recent double platinum album, Astroworld.

LaChapelle designed and photographed the carnival-themed album cover artwork, an homage to the now-shuttered amusement park in Houston, and conceived of the large scale inflatable golden sculpture depicting Scott’s head, complete with gilded dreads.

The result is a nostalgic visual take on what Scott envisioned Astroworld to be an auditory roller coaster experience of his music. The result is a visual continuation of a metaphor that’s woven throughout the project, adding depth, duality and perception to what Astroworld is all about.

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Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ album cover
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Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ album cover
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Series of portraits of Travis Scott as part of the album release
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Series of portraits of Travis Scott as part of the album release
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Series of portraits of Travis Scott as part of the album release
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Series of portraits of Travis Scott as part of the album release

‘Travis Scott and LaChapelle. A match made in album artwork heaven!’

-10 Magazine
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Travis Scott golden head activations in London
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Travis Scott golden head activations in New York
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Travis Scott golden head activations in London
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Travis Scott golden head activations in LA
Selection of outdoor activations
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Details of album artwork
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Details of album artwork
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Selection of meme’s and fan art
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Selection of meme’s and fan art
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Selection of billboard activations
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Selection of billboard activations

‘What makes AstroWorld unique outside of the music lineup is the actual carnival elements of the festival and the historical nostalgia that is unique with the city of Houston.’

-Hypebeast

‘DAVID LACHAPELLE THANK U FOR BRINGING ASTROWORLD TO LIFE WHATS IN STORE I CAN’T WAIT,’

-Travis Scott tweeted, VIBE
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Details of album artwork
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Details of album artwork

DAVID LACHAPELLE