The contents were told entirely through intricate artwork and provided the reader with a tale that resonates with our own reality. Years ago, at school, I dabbled in learning how to produce images from lino cut. Not a bit of it. Hardback+ £12.99 Hardback £12.99 From cult graphic designer and long-time Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood comes a starkly beautiful graphic novel about the end of the world. Amazing. Be still my beating heart! I really liked the linocut art form and the way it manages to tell a story without using words. ( Log Out /  Either way, Bad Island has disturbed my equilibrium and given me much to think about. A starkly beautiful, wordless graphic novel about the end of the world by the cult artist and longtime Radiohead collaborator., Bad Island, Stanley Donwood, 9781324001850 A wild seascape, a distant island, a full moon. Absolutely stunning graphic novel, abstract and thoughtful. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. As a long term Radiohead fan, I was curious to read a graphic novel by Stanley Donwood, who has done the artwork for many of the band's albums. ‘Bad Island is an extraordinary, unsettling document: a silent species-history in eighty frames, a mute future archive. Start by marking “Bad Island” as Want to Read: Error rating book. A wild seascape, a distant island, a full moon. Buy Bad Island by Stanley Donwood from Waterstones today! Glad I didn't spend any money on it. Linda’s Book Bag readers should note that they may unsubscribe at any point from following the blog. A wild seascape, a distant island, a full moon. Stanley Donwood is the pen name of English artist and writer Dan Rickwood. Is a book still a book if it has no words? To create our... To see what your friends thought of this book. Bad Island; Stanley Donwood 'Bad Island is an extraordinary, unsettling document: a silent species-history in eighty frames, a mute future archive.I can imagine it discovered in the remnants of a civilisation; a set of runes found amid the ruins. February 13th 2020 I feel like I could make this on my computer for $5 and it's selling for $18 on amazon, seems like a waste of money. I haven't given it one star because it's not like I actively disliked it, it was just bleh. Bad Island Limited Edition Print from Stanley Donwood. The story is told through black and white linocut illustrations, and the artwork is really quite nice, bold and evocative. Using 80 frames of linocut artwork to portray the passages of time including an empty island, the beginning of prehistoric creatures, their demise, humankind, war, deforestation and extinction. Buy a discounted Hardcover of Bad Island online from Australia's leading online bookstore. There was something about the starkness of monochromatic images which appealed to my sense of order, so I've been especially thrilled to see a copy of Bad Island which is a beautifully styled graphic depiction of our world through its many evolutionary changes. Bad Island is an extraordinary, unsettling document: a silent species-history in eighty frames, a mute future archive. Hardback+ £12.99 Signed Copy Signed by Stanley Donwood. The art style was not really for me, the only images I found interesting were the ones with strange creatures in. I do not store information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings. The story is told with no words through 80 or so lino-cut style illustrations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. a haunting and recursive graphic representation of the cyclical nature of apocalypse and biological evolution, featuring the apex predator stalking the shadows as we move from one end of the world to another. Gradually the island grows nearer until we land on a primeval wilderness, rich in vegetation and huge, strange beasts. We’d love your help. Get this from a library! Gradually the island grows nearer until we land on a primeval wilderness, rich in vegetation and huge, strange beasts. Gradually the island grows nearer until we land on a primeval wilderness, rich in vegetation and huge, strange beasts. Bad Island left me pondering the outcome as I wondered about the end of the book. The message is a little on the nose but it's a nicely designed work. He has shown in stark relief what we have done to the planet, creating emotions I wasn’t aware a series of black and white images would stir in me. I am currently unable to accept new books for review. I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without my permission. Booktopia has Bad Island by Stanley Donwood. A wild seascape, a distant island, a full moon. Books like this are hard to review for me -- I can't talk about characters or writing style or depth of plot. Some of the patterns reminded me of the visual disturbances I have experienced with a migraine. Description. A tale told entirely in black and white woodcut style images. Time passes and man appears, with clubs, with spears, with crueller weapons still - and things do not go well for the wilderness. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Bad Island Hardcover by Donwood Stanley Like at the best online prices at eBay! Stanley Donwood has created a narrative of the very history of humanity. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 176 pages. Bad Island Stanley Donwood. We all knew exactly where the story was going-could anticipate what would be on the next page-and nothing new was said. Well, okay. I can imagine it discovered in the remnants of a civilisation; a set of runes found amid the ruins. In the background, among the trees, pairs of eyes can be seen watching the unfolding scenes (spoiler alert: they're us), adding t. A history of an earth-like island from unspoilt to ravaged by humans through industrialisation and war. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bad island. The images are incredibly effective. Civilization rises as towers of stone and metal and smoke, choking the undergrowth and the creatures who once moved through it. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. More Author Information Stanley Donwood has portrayed a very disturbing message with terrifying accuracy. Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen some Stanley Donwood art, thanks to his long collaboration with Radiohead – he designed all the band’s record covers from their first release in 1994 through to 2007’s In Rainbows . In Bad Island Stanley Donwood has created an all too horribly familiar narrative through mesmerising images. OTHER BOOKS. Bestillingsvare Sendes vanligvis innen 8-16 dager Frakt fra 49,- ... Stanley Donwood: There Will Be No Quiet (BOK) Stanley Donwood 174 00 199 00. Working in his distinctive, monochromatic lino-cut style, Stanley Donwood carves out a mesmerizing, stark parable on environmentalism and the history of humankind. we see it full of life. Each page adds to the rhythm of the book. Looks like it should be a coloring book. This may not technically count as “reading” but it’s a beautiful collection of visual art, and I really admire the sense of narrative Donwood achieves. I opened Bad Island and when I realised there was no text at all I thought I might struggle to engage with the book and find it impossible to review. His books include Bad Island, Catacombs of Terror!, Slowly Downward, Small Thoughts, and There Will Be No Quiet. A tale told entirely in black and white woodcut style images. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 'Bad Island is an extraordinary, unsettling document: a silent species-history in eighty frames, a mute future archive. He is also the author of numerous books including Catacombs of Terror!, Slowly Downward and Small Thoughts. we watch as the men make their own lives, then their own devastation. It’s disturbing, moving and terrifying. Newsflash: it's us. 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