The King of Limbs Newspaper Album by Stanley Donwood

This is the new album artwork designed by Stanley Donwood, for Radiohead’s new album “King of Limbs.” I really like all the different aspects of this artwork. My favourite being the LSD-esque blotting paper. It’s a really tongue in cheek idea to make something that could be made into drugs, and I think represents the rock and roll industry. The Newspaper is full of really interesting illustrations that are quite dark and ethereal; all linked with the theme of trees- which makes sense with the name of the album. Radioheads previous album “In Rainbows” had a very different design aesthetic, made of heavy cardboard, this feels more freely available and hectic. It feels fast paced, light but not disposible because it is so beautiful; it’s impermanent fragility adds to it’s value.

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