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Kid A Mnesia: A Book of Radiohead Artwork Spiral-Bound | March 22, 2022

Thom Yorke, Stanley Donwood

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A celebration of the process and artwork created for the Radiohead albums Kid A and Amnesiac

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.

Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services
Original Binding: Hardcover Paper over boards
Pages: 364 pages
ISBN-10: 1838857370
Item Weight: 2.37 lbs
Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.09 x 9.7 inches
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 -INDEPENDENT

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.