Punk Art Surrealist Winston Smith first became famous for producing art for punk legends Dead Kennedys, and is known by wider audiences for his covers for Green Day and publications such as The New Yorker, Playboy, and Spin. Winston has designed over 50 record covers and most recently collaborated with blues-rock recording artist Ben Harper for Harper’s album “White Lies for Dark Times” with band Relentless 7 (Virgin).
What always struck me about Winston’s work is his ability to make a profound comment purely by reshuffling found images in a way that is both humorous and pointed. Winston’s recent work is more beautiful than ever making his visual puns that are harsh indictments of the American Dream as an ideal even more jarring. – Shepard Fairey
launch date: April 2011