A celebration of the process and artwork created for the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac
In which the writings of the authors Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood are gathered together.
This commonplace book includes faxes, notes, fledgling lyrics, sketches, lists of all kinds and scribblings towards nirvana, as were sent between the two authors during the period 1999 to 2000 during the creation of the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac.
This is a document of the creative process and a mirror to the fears, portents and fantasies invoked by the world as its citizens faced a brave new millennium.
“A celebration of the ideas, both written and drawn, that were behind the creation of the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac … Includes faxes, notes, scribblings and sketches that musician Yorke and artist Donwood exchanged in the run-up to the creation of two iconic albums”
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“The themes they [explore] (global warming, government surveillance, the corrosive power of the internet) are still strikingly relevant”
“These companion art books show the depth of Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and visual artist Stanley Donwood’s decades-long creative partnership … Filled with rare artwork, early drafts, poetry and even a glossary to many of their inspirations, these works shed light on some of their more cryptic mysteries, while folding in new shadows to consider”
Thom Yorke is a musician, composer and artist, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Radiohead.
Stanley Donwood is an artist and writer. He has published three collections of stories and has worked with Radiohead since 1994, producing all the artwork for their albums and promotional materials.