Meghan Garvey/Moneyworth Creates Permanence Out of Rap Ephemera

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Dec 5, 2012 • References: etsy and 10kilos.us
It’s been said that 2012 is the year of the rap meme, and looking through Meghan Garvey/Moneyworth’s portfolio solidifies that statement in incredible style.

Meghan Garvey/Moneyworth is a Chicago-based writer, painter and sculptor who specializes in creating permanent artifacts out of rap ephemera. Her portfolio is a boon to anyone who has a dedicated rap fan in their family or friend group, as her work illustrates the enthralling and inherently comedic nature of the rap world, from the perspective of a real fan.

The year 2012 has been an important year for emerging rap trends, and Meghan Garvey/Moneyworth manages to capture many of them in her work. You can purchase a collection of stickers compiling Kanye West’s best tweets for $5, or you can purchase a t-shirt that celebrates 2012 rap breakout star Future and his awesomely self-congratulatory cut, 'You Deserve It.' Other fascinating pieces from Meghan Garvey/Moneyworth’s portfolio include: candles immortalizing departed R&B legends, Aaliyah and Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, a screenprint highlighting D’Angelo’s iconic 'How Does It Feel' video, a t-shirt featuring Riff Raff’s off-center 'Time' video and much, much more.