Fans can personalise their own card to send to friends, with a drop-down menu offering a number of apocalyptic phrases, including “EVERYTHING IS ROSY”, “IN LIEU OF EMPTINESS”, “SUNLIT UPLANDS STILL AWAIT”, among others. Each card comes with artwork via band artist Stanley Donwood.
The band also noted that no data will be stored when using their digital card creation tool.
“THIS FESTIVE CARD IS FOR YOU TO MAKE AND SEND TO ACQUAINTANCES NEW AND OLD,” a message reads on their website.
“NO ELEMENT OF DATA PLACED ONTO IT WILL BE STORED BY RADIOHEAD. PLEASE DON’T RUN. THIS IS STILL A LIBRARY.”
In a holiday message to fans, guitarist Jonny Greenwood wrote: “Right now, I just feel this: I hope you are all safe and well and not too scared, or too bored. I also hope that somehow we can be part of making music for you soon, and that the pleasure of making music, and hearing music, whether in a gig, concert hall, church, or at home with friends – is not forgotten in this desolate year.”
You can make your own digital card and share them via a custom link from Radiohead’s Public Library website.