Radiohead cover artist Stanley Donwood discusses exhibition

The exhibition is on in London until October 19

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Radiohead cover artist Stanley Donwood has spoken about his experiences working with the band ahead of his exhibition showing off artwork from their album 'The King of Limbs'.

Donwood has created the artwork for all of Radiohead's albums and posters apart from their debut LP 'Pablo Honey', in addition to working with frontman Thom Yorke on his solo work and Atoms For Peace project. Speaking to NME in a new interview in this week's issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, Donwood gave some insight into his working relationship with the band and how their music influenced his designs.

"I start working with them very early in the recording process," he said. "I normally have some ideas and as the music develops the artwork develops as well. It's not formal. We work in the same building so i'm across the way in a big shed, painting. It takes a long time to write the kind of record they make and I'm there for most of it."

He also revealed that he preferred Radiohead's later work to their earlier material, stating: "I was much more into electronic music, so when they did 'Pablo Honey' I had no interest. They've got better as they've got more electronic. And i've got less snotty about guitar-based rock!"

Donwood's artwork for 'The King Of Limbs' is on display at The Outsiders Gallery in Soho, London until October 19. Atoms For Peace, meanwhile, are now selling a jigsaw puzzle of the Lost Angeles artwork designed by Donwood on their website for a princely £66. A blurb on the site describes it as "possibly the most expensive time wasting device you will see all year".

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