THE ART OF PUNK – DEAD KENNEDYS
June 25th, 2013 by Larry

This episode of The Art of Punk features the story behind the art of the legendary 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 four simple line DK symbol. In San Francisco we corner founding Dead Kennedys member Jello Biafra, and discuss his own warped inspiration for the many sleeves and posters created in the early days of the band. Back in Los Angeles we talk with pop surrealist artist Tim Biskup about how the DK’s affected and twisted his own young mind, and Steve Olson graces us with a few words of wisdom. Finally we meet up with master collage artist, and designer of the DK’s symbol, Winston Smith in his North Beach art studio, and talk 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.

Created, directed, and Executive Produced by writer/author of ‘Fucked Up + Photocopied’, Bryan Ray Turcotte (Kill Your Idols), and Bo Bushnell (The Western Empire), The Art Of Punk traces the roots of the punk movement and the artists behind the iconic logos of punk bands such as: Black Flag (Raymond Pettibon), The Dead Kennedys (Winston Smith), and Crass (Dave King).

In addition to profiling the artists, the series includes intimate interviews with former band members, notable artists, and celebrities who have been heavily influenced by the art of punk rock including Jello Biafra, Tim Biskup, Scott Campbell, Chuck Dukowski, Flea, Steve Olson, Penny Rimbaud, Henry Rollins, Owen Thornton, and Gee Vaucher.

The filmmakers Bryan Ray Turcotte and Bo Bushnell take a unique approach to exploring the rich histories of these three seminal punk legends by focusing on the influential imagery and seeking out stories that have not been told yet through the artwork, which is integral to the importance and influence of each band.

On June 11, 2013 The Art Of Punk debuts on MOCAtv with an episode on Raymond Pettibon and the artwork of Black Flag. The stories behind the art of the Dead Kennedys will debut on June 18, and June 25 will see the release of the Crass episode, all of which will be available at: www.youtube.com/MOCAtv

Created By:
BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
BO BUSHNELL

DIRECTED BY:
BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
BO BUSHNELL

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
EMMA REEVES
JOHN TOBA

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:
BRYAN RAY TURCOTTE
BO BUSHNELL

CAMERA:
JOSH WEBBER
BO BUSHNELL
JASON BAKER

EDITED BY:
TIM BROOKS
BEAST EDITORIAL

ASSISTANT EDITOR:
PAUL JAROLIMEKPRONER
BEAST EDITORIAL

LOCATION SOUND:
NOAH ALEXANDER
CHARLES EASTMOND

MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGN:
BRENT STANGEL

MUSIC SUPERVISION:
BETA PETROL

MUSIC BY:
RAW NERVE

THEME MUSIC:
SON THE FATHER by FUCKED UP
COURTESY BEGGARS GROUP

ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY:
C.R.A.S.H.

SCANNING BY:
JESSE SPEARS

SOUND MIXING:
PHIL LANTZ
M SQUARED PRODUCTIONS

COLORIST:
TIM BROOKS

PHOTO STILLS PROVIDED BY:
BRIAN TUCKER
ED COLVER
SPOT
RYAN RICHARDSON

One Response to “THE ART OF PUNK – DEAD KENNEDYS”

  1. (B)OLD Says:

    kill the poor!

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