If Norman Rockwell painted African-American culture today [9 pictures]

By Jake Johnson

Actor and rapper Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, commissioned Sam Spratt to do the art for his 2012 mixtape “Royalty.” However, the project took on a life of its own and Spratt created ten limited edition prints inspired by Norman Rockwell.

He writes…

What began as cover art for his mixtape “Royalty” evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from.

The collection of 10 illustrations covers a wide-spectrum of the little moments – the struggles, the simple pleasures, the risks, the irony, the humor, the hopes, and the realities of the American life that maybe isn’t quite so cookie cutter.

American Chariot

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 01

Summer

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 07

Girls Night

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 02

Home Movies

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 04

Roots

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 05

Royalty

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 06

Tag

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 08

Heroes

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 03

Trophies

Royalty by Sam Spratt - 09

Prints available.

(via SonyaWins)

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