Radiohead’s ‘The King of Limbs’ Art and Blotting Paper

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We got a quick glimpse of The King of Limbs fancy-packaged vinyl yesterday; today we bring you another look at the special “newspaper edition” that Stanley Donwood created for Radiohead — including a perforated insert that could possibly be used as an LSD blotter sheet. “I wouldn’t like to push any of those associations,” Donwood tells Creative Review. “In theory, not that I would propose such an illegal thing, but somebody could…”

Now on presale, the full album experience features Donwood’s throwback to ’60s radical newspapers. It’s like The Universal Sigh , but on a grander scale, complete with mythical tree diagrams and fonts scanned from ’30s Depression-era US papers (compiled by Andrew Leman from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society of America.) The CD version is enclosed, but it’s demonstratively much plainer because Donwood strongly prefers vinyl. Come get a closer look at this creature.

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