Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Video: The Art Of Punk - Episode 3: Dead Kennedys

From the chaotic, surreal, madness, of collage mixed with political folly that blazed their LP's and gig flyers; to the razor edge ultra-simplistic DK symbol that is still lovingly displayed on shirts across the world today, the latest episode of The Art Of Punk focuses on San Francisco punk band legends, the Dead Kennedys. In the fourteen minute video Jello Biafra discusses his own warped inspiration for the many sleeves and often controversial posters created in the early days of the band. We also meet pop surrealist artist Tim Biskup who chimes in about how the DK's affected and twisted his own young mind.  And finally we meet up with master collage artist, and designer of the DK's symbol, Winston Smith in his North Beach art studio, where he talks about how he was drawn into the early Bay Area punk scene - and his long and creative artist relationship with the Dead Kennedy's and Jello Biafra

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