A restless and prolific figure, Stanley Donwood is widely regarded as one of the most important visual artists of his generation. His influential work for Radiohead spans many practices and an ever-evolving aesthetic over more than twenty years, from music packaging to installations to print-making. This exceptional publication is both Donwood’s first major monograph and a personal reflection on the creative process.
Arranged loosely chronologically, each chapter is dedicated to a major work – a personal project, an album cover, promotional piece – presented as a working case study, from speculative ideas to hands-on experiments, using off-beat techniques and celebrating happenstance. Donwood candidly and often self-critically narrates the inspirations and stories behind his antimethods, told with his own razor-sharp humour. For the very first time, he reveals the personal notebooks, photographs, sketches – and the abandoned routes – that have led to his arresting images
This is the collector’s edition of a book scheduled for general release in autumn 2019, and is limited to 500 copies. It features a larger format, two sizes of paper, silkscreened cloth-covered slipcase, an additional text section and comes with a print conceived specially for this edition.