Stanley Donwood is the pen name of English artist and writer Dan Rickwood. He is best known for his work with the English alternative rock band Radiohead, having created all of their album and poster art since 1994.
Among the projects he has done are an early cyber conference, depressing flyposters, many short stories, a pulp-noir-thriller, a record company, book covers for JG Ballard’s novels, art direction for a film about nuclear weapons, the artwork for Glastonbury Festival, a book about holloways with Robert Macfarlane, art installations in Bristol, London, the Netherlands and Sydney, as well as exhibitions worldwide.
Donwood’s illustrations cheekily address socio-political issues, drawing comparisons to street artists Insa and Banksy. In 2002, he was awarded a Grammy for the packaging of Radiohead’s Amnesia album. In addition to art, Donwood has written several books of short stories, including Humor (2014).
With Record Store Day and Earth Day both happening over the weekend, I thought I would feature an artist who links both music and nature. Stanely Donwood's latest series of work has focused on a series of trees. Donwood’s pieces are a mixture of personal and political emotions with an aspect of modesty, respect and humour