A book about art and the creative process with Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Stanley Donwood, the person responsible for Radiohead's album art. Using the seminal albums Kid A and Amnesiac, Yorke and Donwood discuss the importance of art and how their interest in certain imagery speaks to their musical work. Filled with amazing illustrations, it's a must-have for every Radiohead fan.
The work chronicles their obsessions at the time: minotaurs, genocide, maps, globalisation, monsters, pylons, dams, volcanoes, locusts, lightning, helicopters, Hiroshima, show homes and ring roads. What emerges is a deeply strange portrait of the years at the commencement of this century. A time that seems an age ago - but so much remains the same.
A celebration of the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac, this book showcases more than 300 colour artworks. It features a dialogue between Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood about the creative process and a specially commissioned essay, Kid Alphabet, by Gareth Evans about Radiohead’s body of work.
This is the first book from Radiohead of their artwork. It is publishing alongside a book of lyrics and scribblings, Fear Stalks the Land!
Kid A Mnesia is a 240 x 189mm hardback with a paper case cover printed in 5 colours on uncoated stock with debossing on the front and spine and a specially designed, peelable sticker. Inside, the endpapers are dyed black uncoated paper. 360 pages long and heavily illustrated throughout, the internal pages are printed in 5 colours on coated Italian paper with one 40-page section at the midpoint on heavy uncoated paper. A paper gatefold section ends the book folding out to reveal a spread of 3 images each side.
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About the Author
Stanley Donwood is a graphic designer, 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.