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Curtain Pulled Back on Genius Wizard of Poetry Cover Artist

The Good Samaritans at Pitchfork have tracked down and interviewed David Russell, the Australian artist behind the awe-inspiring cover of Ghostface Killah's Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry, and today we learn a few things: First, Russell never spoke directly with Ghost through the creative process, though the rapper did handpick the ladies on the cover. Also — and this should come as no surprise given the quality of craftsmanship on display — Russell worked as a storyboard artist on Return of the Jedi and Terminator 2. [Pitchfork]