The Hip Hoptimism Series is Giving Hip Hop Lyrics a Good Rep

By: Farida Helmy - Mar 2, 2014
References: cargocollective & designworklife
Hip hop has always had a bad rep for its negative influences on youth because of notorious hip hop lyrics and subject manner, but not all youth see it that way. Working hard to turn the negativity towards the hip hop world to a more positive outlook, Zan Barnett's 'Hip Hoptimism' series is all about hip hop lyrics with motivational messages.

Barnett's 'Hip Hoptimism' series was actually a project for his graduate seminar class at an art school in Philadelphia. Using hip hop lyrics with positive messages, Barnett mixes them with hand drawn-style illustrations to create a visually stunning book that is bound to blow up in the hip hop world.

The A to Z series picks a hip hop artist for each letter and showcases his positive lyrics and awesome illustration.