The cover art for Kid A, done by Stanley Donwood (see Message 11) and Tchock (a pseudonym for Thom Yorke, Radiohead’s lead vocalist), evokes John Martin’s The Great Day of His Wrath (1851-53). Art for OK Computer, also by Donwood and the White Chocolate Farm (a pseudonym for Radiohead), more closely resembles the style of Cy Twombly’s Anabasis and Untitled. In a different vein, the cover and inlay art for Radiohead’s Airbag EP parodies contemporary marketing information gathering and dissemination methods.
2 replies on “Message 18: Art”
I’m trying to purchase the same DVD boxes that Stanley Donwood and Doctor Tchock designed for “Meeting People is Easy” A film by grant gee about radiohead. Although I’m finding all kind of links, I cannot find any contact info.
Can you please help?
the link to cy twombly’s anabasis does not work