Thursday, 12 January 2017

Radiohead wanted to use a Dalek to create Album Artwork

 

The Daleks are known for exterminating, exterminating and the occasional offer of tea, but recently they were closer than ever to breaking into the music industry, but not how you probably think...

Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood has revealed that he originally wanted to create the artwork for the band’s latest album 'A Moon Shaped Pool' with use of a Doctor Who Dalek. 'A Moon Shaped Pool' was released by the band in May 2016, with its artwork created by Donwood, who has worked with the group since 1994.

Speaking to Creative Review, Donwood explained: "It’s normally about two years to make a Radiohead record. The first things we were talking about were trying to get away from narrative and figurative art, to try and do something that was more to do with chance and happenstance."

"I had this idea of a painting Dalek that instead of exterminating people would squirt paint…. But unfortunately our technical skills weren’t up to the job of constructing a Dalek."

The album artwork for the album can be seen below, created without the help of a Dalek.

Radiohead: 'A Moon Shaped Pool' (2016)
 
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