Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet (Hardcover)

Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet By Stanley Donwood, Thom Yorke (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Stanley Donwood, Thom Yorke (Contributions by)
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The prolific talent behind Radiohead’s iconic artwork reveals the creative process that has driven a career spanning more than 20 years 

Widely regarded as one of the most important graphic artists of his generation, Stanley Donwood is the man behind Radiohead’s signature, yet ever-evolving, visual aesthetic. His influential work spans many practices over a 23-year period, from music packaging to installation work to printmaking. Here, he reveals his personal notebooks, photographs, sketches, and abandoned routes to iconic Radiohead artworks. Arranged chronologically, each chapter is dedicated to a major work—whether an album cover, promotional piece, or a personal project—and is presented as a step-by-step working case study. Featuring commentary by Thom Yorke and never-before-seen archival material, this is the first deep dive into Donwood’s creative practice and the artistic freedom afforded to him by working for a major music act. It is a must-have for fans of the band and anyone interested in graphic design and popular culture. 


About the Author

Stanley Donwood is an artist and writer who has collaborated with Radiohead since the release of their single “My Iron Lung” in 1994. In addition to his work for Radiohead, Donwood maintains a website, Slowly Downward, of his stories and other writings. He has also exhibited prints and drawings in London and elsewhere. 

Praise For…

“This is a book that you need to spend time with . . . the rewards are glorious, and it offers fresh insights into albums and their visuals that you may have thought you already fully understood.”
— LA Weekly

“A walk through Donwood’s cerebral playground.”
— Dazed

“Donwood's newest book, There Will Be No Quiet, shows the breadth of his contributions to [Radiohead], but also the evolving nature of both the music and his own personal artistic practice.”
— Juxtapoz

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419737244
ISBN-10: 1419737244
Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 368
Language: English