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Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet

Courtesy of Stanley Donwood

Join the artistic talent behind Radiohead's iconic artwork as he discusses his new monograph with pop culture publisher Darren Wall

A restless and prolific figure, Stanley Donwood is widely regarded as one of the most important visual artists of his generation. His influential work for Radiohead spans many practices and an ever-evolving aesthetic over a 23-year period, from music packaging to installations to printmaking. In Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet, for the very first time, he reveals his personal notebooks, photographs, sketches and abandoned routes to iconic Radiohead artworks.

Featuring a treasury of archive 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. Accompanying narratives by Donwood explain the inspirations and stories behind his creative process and what it's like to work with the band, told with his typical razor-sharp humour and generosity of spirit.

This event is in collaboration with Thames and Hudson.


Stanley Donwood

Stanley Donwood is an artist and writer who has collaborated with Radiohead since the release of their single My Iron Lung in 1994. Having met frontman Thom Yorke at the University of Exeter, he has gone on to create all the band’s artwork to date. In addition to his work for Radiohead, Donwood maintains a website of his stories and other writings and has exhibited in London and elsewhere.

Darren Wall

Darren Wall is a publisher, art director and creative consultant based in Barcelona. Darren specialises in high-end books on pop culture, and is the founder of Read-Only Memory, an imprint that specialises in publications on videogame history and is the co-founder of Volume, a new publishing platform for books on visual culture.

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17 October 2019 at 19.00–20.00