The artwork for Radiohead’s Kid A was created by long-time collaborator Stanley Donwood and frontman Thom Yorke (under the alias “Tchock”). A photograph of the Kosovo war, which was occurring during the album’s recording, was inspired Donwood, who said “I was upset by it in a way war had never upset me before. It felt like it was happening in my street.” A lot of the artwork was also influenced by the imagery of the lyrics to the song “Idioteque” on the album. It was painted by Donwood and Yorke by using knives, sticks, and putty on canvas, then photographing the paintings and manipulating them in Photoshop.
An image that occurs throughout the album (on the CD case spine, in the booklet, and on the CD itself) is what’s come to be known as the “red swimming pool.” It was inspired by the graphic novel Brought to Light in which the CIA measures death tolls by filling 50-gallon pools with blood. Disturbed by this imagery, Donwood used it as a motif throughout the artwork, and has become a well-known symbol associated with Radiohead. Another image from the album was also adopted as one of Radiohead’s logos, the smiling teddy bear that was used during the album’s ad campaign.
Kid A's artwork also inspired the animation for the “blips” that were aired on MTV to promote the album. Set to snippets of music from Kid A, these 30-second TV spots brought the album artwork to life, then were compiled to create a music video for the album’s closer “Motion Picture Soundtrack.” Yorke went on to say that this was "the most beautiful piece of film that was ever made for our music."
A painting I did of Thom Yorke from the No Surprises MV
Oil on Canvas, 2012
Ophiuchus Rho with Antares and M4 | VisualUniverse
Olle Hjortzberg: Stilleben med vaser, 1952.
Oil on canvas, 50 × 61 cm.
Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement.
A mother’s worst nightmare.
She was preaching
this gave me chills
This should be highly fucking publicized
Weekly Shonen Jump- August 4, 2014
Last Weeks (x)
i just want to say that i’m very, very sad about robin williams dying but i think that he’d want everyone to be happy. go watch a comedy, or your favorite comedian, laugh because this is your chance to, laugh for robin
So I found some new mascara today…
miss manga mascara… Gives you a ‘Manga effect’
let’s see how this works…
little weird… so far so good…. hmm.. let me get the other one..
alright let’s take a look…
holy shit. it worked.
I spent 7 dollars on this fucking mascara for 48 notes.
rest in peace, robin williams.