Kid a Mnesia: A Book of Radiohead Artwork (Hardcover)

Kid a Mnesia: A Book of Radiohead Artwork By Thom Yorke, Stanley Donwood Cover Image

Kid a Mnesia: A Book of Radiohead Artwork (Hardcover)

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A celebration of the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac, this book showcases more than 300 color 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.

Whilst these records were being conceived, rehearsed, recorded and produced, Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood made hundreds of images. These ranged from obsessive, insomniac scrawls in biro to six-foot-square painted canvases, from scissors-and-glue collages to immense digital landscapes. They utilized every medium they could find, from sticks and knives to the emerging digital technologies.

The work chronicles their obsessions at the time: minotaurs, genocide, maps, globalization, 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.

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 colors 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 colors 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.

Thom Yorke is a musician, composer and artist, best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Radiohead. 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838857370
ISBN-10: 1838857370
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2022
Pages: 364
Language: English