Donwood gained recognition in 1994 when he began designing album art for Radiohead. His work has since been used for 15 singles, 9 EPs and various studio albums including The Bends, Kid A, OK Computer, and Hail to the Thief. His evocative and haunting imagery has helped to create one of music’s most distinctive brands.
As an artist he veers from propagandist graphics to introspective illustrations, but a consistent strength is its combination of deep personal and political emotions with modesty and humor; weighty subjects examined not entirely seriously but certainly respectfully.
“Fucked Millennium is a remix of a copperplate etching I made called ‘prime residential’. The original was, of course, black and white, but for this excursion I have added some colours and shapes formed accidentally through biofilm fluorescence scans of brain cell activity from a series of experiments carried out at the University of Bath. Additional colours were obtained through chromotographical experiments I carried out myself.”
Mike (Director of Edition Fifty) commented:
“We are thrilled to be working with Stanley on our second print release. The contrast of colours and multiple layers within this piece are simply beautiful and almost have to be seen to be believed.”
“Fucked Millennium” by Stanley Donwood goes on sale on Thursday 3rd July at 3pm (BST)
Further artists who will be releasing prints over the coming months include Massive Attack’s Rob ‘3D’ Del Naja, Will Barras, Flying Fortress and Nychos among many more.
“Fucked Millennium” by Stanley Donwood. 50 x 70 cm Giclée print on Somerset Satin 310gsm museum quality paper. 100% Cotton printed with genuine Archival inks. Edition of 50, signed and numbered. £122 + P&P. Exclusive to EditionFifty.com