Footage has emerged of longtime Radiohead artist and collaborator Stanley Donwood creating the artwork for ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ while the band record the album. Check it out below.
Donwood has created all of the band’s iconic album, single and poster artwork since 1994, starting with ‘The Bends’ up until the present day. He’s also made the art for Thom Yorke’s solo and Atoms For Peace projects.
He is known for creating their sleeve designs in residency while the band are writing and recording their music. Now, Radiohead insider Youtube account CitizenInsane has shared footage of Donwood working on a colourful abstract scene at his easel in Southern France last year, while Thom Yorke can be heard recording a vocal in the background.
It was also Donwood’s ‘bear face’ designed logo appeared by the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm – before the band were announced as the first headliner for Glastonbury 2017.
As well as a run of other huge European festival dates for 2017, guitarist Johnny Greenwood is also set to head out on a solo tour, while rhythm guitarist Ed O’Brien will release his debut solo album in 2017.
“We’ve attempted to do something like a full solo album — you know, stand there on the mountaintop with the hair going and the Les Paul and create a whole Ed O’Brien,” he said. “I haven’t up until two years ago but I am going to now. I’m gonna do one next year.”
Earlier this week, Radiohead made their two 2009 rarities ‘Harry Patch (In Memory Of) and ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ available to stream online.