For me the weakest of the three “Art of Punk” videos so far, which is a shame as The Dead Kennedys are up there in my desert island bands, and I love Winston Smith’s collage art. Perhaps knowing the Kennedys so well there was less of a revelation, or the subsequent infighting colored my view. Still, a must see if you are in any way punk. And that logo…
May 18, 2013 Comments Off on delicious May 18, 2013
Kid’s have it too easy; in my day when you wanted to photoshop someone into a picture you did it by hand the hard way. Ignoring the real skills of artists like Winston Smith, of course, who was doing this for the likes of the Dead Kennedys pre-interweb.
“Mr Clarke said the website pleasepress1.com was a "labour of love" which he built after seven years of creating post-it notes of sequences he used regularly.
“He used Skype and recording software to make thousands of calls, with the bulk of the work being carried out in the last six months.
“Reporting a water leak to Lloyds TSB’s home insurance department requires dialling a total of seven numbers, one at each stage of the call (1, 3, 2, 1, 1, 5, 4), and it takes more than four minutes to navigate the 78 menu options, according to the website.”