Dead Children Playing

Dead Children Playing

Hardback Radiohead

By (author) Stanley Donwood, By (author) Dr. Tchock

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Hardback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 221mm x 13mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 30 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844671704
  • ISBN 13: 9781844671700
  • Illustrations note: 60 full colour images
  • Sales rank: 85,438

Product description

This work is a stunning compilation of the iconic artwork of Radiohead that has defined the singular aesthetic of one of the world's most innovative and popular contemporary bands, Radiohead. Stanley Donwood and the persistently enigmatic Dr Tchock are the elusive duo responsible for Radiohead's artwork. Containing almost all the paintings they have produced in the last decade, this book contains a cornucopia of never-before-seen artwork. From the startling irruption of memory into the present in the Kid A paintings, to the overwhelming information overload of Hail to the Thief's landscapes of conflict, "Dead Children Playing" presents some of the most iconic artwork of our time.

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Author information

Stanley Donwood has collaborated on all Radiohead's artwork since the release of The Bends in 1995 and won a Grammy Award for Best Packaging/Artwork for the special edition of Amnesiac. Lately, his sequence of London views can be seen accompanying Thom Yorke's The Eraser. His books include Slowly Downward: A Collection of Miserable Stories; and Catacombs of Terror!: Cheap Thrilling Trash. More information, if you can call it that, can be found at He lives in Oxfordshire in the UK.

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"The publisher of this book wishes me to vouch for the writer of this book who is a friend of mine in order to utilise whatever celebrity kudos the writer of this quote, i.e., me, has left in order to advance the sales of this book. This has been duly done now in the form of this quote. I am sure the book is very good though I cannot remember what it is called or whether I have read it. I've read lots of his stuff and it's always good and I am in no way biased." - Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead"