The Curse of Fleet Street

Stanley Donwood in conversation with Dan Richards

Thursday 18 January 2024

Location:St Bride Foundation and Online via Zoom

In-person time (GMT):
Door/ Bar: 6:15pm

Talk starts: 7:00pm

Talk ends: 8:00pm

In-person tickets: £8.50, £11, £13

Online time (GMT):
Start: 7:00–8:30pm

Online tickets: £5, £7

Please note: you will be emailed the Zoom link for the talk at 6:00pm GMT on the day of the talk.

Book tickets HERE

Stanley Donwood and Dan Richards will discuss, in a rambling and discursive manner, some ways in which letterpress printing might be used in ways which may horrify printers.

Learn how the desktop publishing revolution of the late 20th century led inevitably to the establishment of the Glastonbury Free Press, and many other instances of irresponsibility, carelessness and stupidity performed by Mr Donwood and his various collaborators.

There will be many digressions, multiple threads lost and countless meanings mangled.

You will not learn anything from this event.

Stanley Donwood has worked with Radiohead since 1994. His evocative and haunting imagery has created their distinctive visual identity. He has created the official artwork for Glastonbury Festival since 2002 and he has worked with Robert Macfarlane and Dan Richards on the Faber bestseller Holloway and art directed the film the bomb produced by Eric Schlosser and Smriti Keshari, as well as countless book covers and numerous other projects

Dan Richards is a writer and broadcaster. He is co-author of Holloway (with Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood), and the author of The Beechwood Airship Interviews, Climbing Days, and Outpost. He has written for publications including the Guardian, Economist, Esquire, and Monocle. Overnight, a book exploring the nocturnal world, is set to be published by Canongate in 2025.