Winston Smith: the Man, the Myth
by Josh Hooten
How the hell am I supposed to do this? Writing an introduction to Winston Smith is a futile task and one I am surely not skilled enough to pull off in a manner befitting the man and his work. Words only go so far, you know what I’m saying?
And even the most skilled writer would have difficulty describing the impact and influence of Winston Smith’s work. You’re familiar with him. The man invented the Dead Kennedys’ logo you drew on your notebooks in high school. He’s responsible for all those eerie and enlightening montages you’ve seen a million times on numerous record covers like the DK’s “In God We Trust,” “Plastic Surgery Disasters” and even Green Day’s “Insomniac.” Working since the early ’70s in relative obscurity and poverty, Smith is one of the world’s foremost montage artists and history will no doubt show this… once he’s dead. It was truly an honor to speak to him.
How did you get your start with montage?