I sat down with Stanley Donwood this past week to expand upon our first interview we did in 2007, when we had never met and the entire piece was done via email. Now, as Stanley is in San Francisco for his Over Normal exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery, we took a drive around the city, ended up in Haight-Ashbury, and found out that Stanley was far more influenced as a child with the Summer of Love than I could ever have concluded on my own. Of course, Radiohead album cover art and band identity and Summer of Love imagery don't really have a lot in common from what I can detail.
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We took a few minutes out of our Sunday to visit UK-resident, Stanley Donwood, as he and John Matthias prepared for both a visual gallery experience (ie, paintings and prints by Mr Donwood) and sonic experience (ie, sound by Donwood and Mattias) in the FIFTY24SF Gallery. I didn't want to intrude too much, so I just snapped a quick few pictures and didn't ask about Radiohead.
Made my way down to Mark Ryden's book signing for "The Snow Yak Show" at the SFMoMA last night. It was a madhouse! In a good way. People came from far and wide to see Mr Ryden and get a little something signed, whether it be book, sketchbook, or magazine. And, not sure if Ryden staged it, but their was so hardcore conceptual fans who came out dressed up and in performance art mode. It really added to the ambiance.