Unberpong!

I have gotten to do design work for all kinds of things in my professional career but I have never been asked to do a ping-pong paddle.

I was asked by David J. Lowe, owner of  Uberpong. This not something I would normally seek out, but I didn’t have anything going on at the time, so I decided to do it. Since then, this start-up company seems to have gained a lot of traction and is getting all kinds of attention. The company was recently featured in No. 4 St. James book “Texas Works” as one of the best products in Texas! BadMoon Studios limited edition ‘Flash’ paddle design was chosen. Check out how the book was made: https://vimeo.com/81150932.

 

Uberpong founder David J. Lowe with a copy of that publication.

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Step by Step

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions to document my process, so I’ll do that here. Granted, it’s not a comprehensive look, but I never seem to remember to document until I’m way into a piece, but it’s something, right? Here goes… (Click on the thumbnails to view each step in a larger format)

Artcrawl Houston 2012

Hello All,

Just wanted to drop a line to say that it’s just about time for Artcrawl Houston again. It will take place Saturday, November 17th, 2012 in downtown Houston. For map, press release, artist list and anything else you could possibly want to know, check out: http://www.artcrawlhouston.com/

My stuff will be located in the Atelier Jacquinet at 913 McKee st. It is set up and ready to rock! Come down and see all of the artists at the Atelier! Oh, and did I mention that this year is the 20th anniversary? Should be great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BadMoon Interview

Below is an interview that appeared in the Houston Press about me. I thought I would share. It is only the copy, but it you’d like to read the piece complete with photos, go to the original Houston Press article.

What He Does: Flynn Prejean makes his home over at Bad Moon Studios. Originally he made comic books, but these days his main work is as a gigposter printmaker unleashing a wave of pop art to plaster the city in so you know where you’ll need to be to rock to the fullest. He’s designed posters for the likes of Hank III, Johnny Winter, Agent Orange, the Misfits and more. As an illustrator with a lot of musician friends, it was only natural for him to start getting CD cover and poster requests, and once he got into his current work, it became his dream job. He also does custom skate deck designs.

Why He Likes It: “The greatest thing about being a poster artist is that each poster is unique and not beholden to anything I’ve ever done before. I experiment, mix styles, change and do everything I can to keep evolving. My personal style is defined by “anything goes” subject matter coupled with my love of pen and ink and vibrant color. My work’s first objective is to entertain me. If it entertains others, then so be it.”

What Inspires Him: When Prejean was in college, he came across the work of legendary record label owner and artist Brian Schroeder, better known as Pushead. In addition to fronting Septic Death in the ’80s, he did art for everyone from Metallica to Dr. Dre. Prejean thought Schroeder had the coolest job in the world. Like a lot of poster artists, he also draws influence from comics, pin-up art, and old horror and sci-fi movies. He has a passion for the collective retro American pop culture that makes its way into most of his art.

If Not This, Then What: “No clue. This is all I ever wanted to do and will be all I ever do.”

If Not Here, Then Where: Prejean has been all over the country, and if he had to pick another homestead, it would be Seattle or Chicago. He’s a Houston boy at heart, though.

What’s Next: “I’m working on a series of prints that pay tribute to any musician, author, comedian, poet, artist or personality that was ever a huge influence on my life, whether it was at three years old or a current inspiration. It’s very likely you could see a print dedicated to T.S. Elliot right next to another glorifying Oscar the Grouch…fun stuff, right? When the series is complete, I plan to have a show here in Houston.”

The Prophet

The Prophet says…
“Instant Karma’s Gonna Get You!”

Since I began this series, I’ve had people screaming for this one… The fabbest of the four! And honestly, I’ve had it planned for a while, but I love it when you all get vocal about what you want to see. (But don’t take that as an invitation for requests, heh, heh) This artist exemplified the fact that celebrity can truly be a wonderful thing when used as a vehicle to inspire and speak out against what is wrong. I’ve always admired the man for that (in addition to his amazing music). He was lost far too soon.

Also, Congratulations to Remy Carter of Uberflukt Films, He won a 24″ x 30″ Print just for following us on Twitter!

As usual, this one will come in 2 formats / sizes. Both are giclees; One will be 24″ x 30″ and the other 12″ x 24″. They are hand-signed and numbered; run will be limited.
And, by the way, Who is “The Sorcerer”? SCUZE ME?!

The ICONS Series III & IV

The ICONS Series is an open-ended body of work that depicts artists, musicians, poets, comedians and writers that at some point had a large impact on my life. The works are meant to honor those whom I think are (or were) light-years ahead of their time…

That being said, I offer the 3rd and 4th of the series… To get one for yourself, go to the Gallery.