Radiohead's Secret Weapon

June 12, 2006 10:15 AM ET

Who's the guy behind that cool woodcut artwork on the website for Thom Yorke's Eraser? None other than Radiohead's favorite artist, Stanley Donwood, who has worked with the band on all of their album and poster artwork since the release of the My Iron Lung EP in 1994. Donwood is in fact a pseudonym for the writer and artist Dan Rickwood, who attended the University of Exeter with Thom Yorke. Rickwood's newest exhibition,"London Views," is on display at the Lazarides Gallery in London; the exhibit showcases the work that Yorke is using for The Eraser.

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