Behind the Design
Radiohead Artist details his Beats customs

Behind the Design
Radiohead Artist details his Beats customs

Behind the Design
Radiohead Artist details his Beats customs

Donwood

Stanley Donwood's custom Beats Studio3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ features designs from his cautionary graphic novel “Bad Island”.

Stanley Donwood's custom Beats Studio3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ features designs from his cautionary graphic novel “Bad Island”.

Stanley Donwood's custom Beats Studio3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ features designs from his cautionary graphic novel “Bad Island”.

Stanley Donwood is brooding pessimism in a charming, self-effacing package. The man behind Radiohead’s iconic album art will, in one instance, wax poetically about the musings in his mind, the darkness among us, the sweeping changes that need to be made, and in the next, playfully describe himself as a series of insults:

“A Sunday painter, a dilettante, a half-wit …Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none, really lucky person, a chancer … the untalented Mr. Donwood.”

Stanley Donwood is brooding pessimism in a charming, self-effacing package. The man behind Radiohead’s iconic album art will, in one instance, wax poetically about the musings in his mind, the darkness among us, the sweeping changes that need to be made, and in the next, playfully describe himself as a series of insults:

“A Sunday painter, a dilettante, a half-wit …Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none, really lucky person, a chancer … the untalented Mr. Donwood.”

Stanley Donwood is brooding pessimism in a charming, self-effacing package. The man behind Radiohead’s iconic album art will, in one instance, wax poetically about the musings in his mind, the darkness among us, the sweeping changes that need to be made, and in the next, playfully describe himself as a series of insults:

“A Sunday painter, a dilettante, a half-wit …Jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none, really lucky person, a chancer … the untalented Mr. Donwood.”

Donwood quote, I wanted to do something timeless
Donwood quote, I wanted to do something timeless
Donwood Beats custom art

Celebrating his graphic novel “Bad Island,” the so-called untalented chancer created a custom pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ etched with illustrations from his book.

“I wanted to do something that looked timeless even though it’s got elements of recognizable past and very possible future in it,” Says Donwood. “It could’ve been done by someone in a civilization that's fallen to bits or it could've been done by someone that's in a civilization that’s on its way to being complex.”

Celebrating his graphic novel “Bad Island,” the so-called untalented chancer created a custom pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ etched with illustrations from his book.

“I wanted to do something that looked timeless even though it’s got elements of recognizable past and very possible future in it,” Says Donwood. “It could’ve been done by someone in a civilization that's fallen to bits or it could've been done by someone that's in a civilization that’s on its way to being complex.”

Celebrating his graphic novel “Bad Island,” the so-called untalented chancer created a custom pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ etched with illustrations from his book.

“I wanted to do something that looked timeless even though it’s got elements of recognizable past and very possible future in it,” Says Donwood. “It could’ve been done by someone in a civilization that's fallen to bits or it could've been done by someone that's in a civilization that’s on its way to being complex.”

Donwood Beats custom art

Inspired by the Lino-carved art from “the Nuremberg Chronicle,” a 1493 book that served as a biblical paraphrase of world history up until that point, “Bad Island” tackles environmental themes in a cautionary tale that illustrates “what might happen if we don’t stop acting like petulant children,” presenting the follies of humankind as they devastate nature and upset its delicate balance until it reaches a point of no return.

Donwood previously incorporated woodcuts on Thom Yorke’s 2006 “The Eraser” album cover, where he again used it to make an environmental statement. While these works are an aesthetic departure from his earlier projects, Donwood has always made dramatic shifts, exploring his dark, grim themes through various artistic approaches, pseudonyms and collaborations.

Inspired by the Lino-carved art from “the Nuremberg Chronicle,” a 1493 book that served as a biblical paraphrase of world history up until that point, “Bad Island” tackles environmental themes in a cautionary tale that illustrates “what might happen if we don’t stop acting like petulant children,” presenting the follies of humankind as they devastate nature and upset its delicate balance until it reaches a point of no return.

Donwood previously incorporated woodcuts on Thom Yorke’s 2006 “The Eraser” album cover, where he again used it to make an environmental statement. While these works are an aesthetic departure from his earlier projects, Donwood has always made dramatic shifts, exploring his dark, grim themes through various artistic approaches, pseudonyms and collaborations.

Inspired by the Lino-carved art from “the Nuremberg Chronicle,” a 1493 book that served as a biblical paraphrase of world history up until that point, “Bad Island” tackles environmental themes in a cautionary tale that illustrates “what might happen if we don’t stop acting like petulant children,” presenting the follies of humankind as they devastate nature and upset its delicate balance until it reaches a point of no return.

Donwood previously incorporated woodcuts on Thom Yorke’s 2006 “The Eraser” album cover, where he again used it to make an environmental statement. While these works are an aesthetic departure from his earlier projects, Donwood has always made dramatic shifts, exploring his dark, grim themes through various artistic approaches, pseudonyms and collaborations.

There was a unifying thread through it all – and that, unfortunately, was me.

There was a unifying thread through it all – and that, unfortunately, was me.

There was a unifying thread through it all – and that, unfortunately, was me.

“If I look back on all the various projects, I can see a thread that stitches it together. It’s not neat — it's more like the stitching you do on a gaping wound on a battle field.”

He winds up for one final bit of self-loathing:

“There was a unifying thread through it all — and that, unfortunately, was me.”

“If I look back on all the various projects, I can see a thread that stitches it together. It’s not neat — it's more like the stitching you do on a gaping wound on a battle field.”

He winds up for one final bit of self-loathing:

“There was a unifying thread through it all — and that, unfortunately, was me.”

“If I look back on all the various projects, I can see a thread that stitches it together. It’s not neat — it's more like the stitching you do on a gaping wound on a battle field.”

He winds up for one final bit of self-loathing:

“There was a unifying thread through it all — and that, unfortunately, was me.”