“If you use a razor blade and glue, you can suddenly change the world.” —Winston Smith
Terrific 15-minute documentary of collage artist, Winston Smith, and his collaborator, Jello Biafra, about the origins of their work.
When he saw the Dada-esque posters of punk bands popping up all around San Francisco, Winston Smith started making flyers for fake bands—pretty soon real bands showed up and wanted him to do flyers for them. (“Fake it ‘til you make it!”)
After seeing Winston’s piece with jesus on a cross of dollar bills, Jello Biafra said, “That’s one of the best record covers I’ve ever seen in my life. Now I gotta go make the record.”
The Dead Kennedys logo started out with Winston playing around with toothpicks. (You only need four to make it.)