On To The Pop Culture side of things

While I could of talked sports all day with S. Preston, we did go on to talk about another passion for both of us… Pop Culture, and what got him working on projects like Looney Tunes and Star Wars.

“Well, I have been a comic book collector forever, and I grew up through all of Star Wars. So, I was really well versed on pop culture, and when I moved to LA I was always going to comic cons. The whole pop culture thing has always been there, but I am a bigger sports fan. But when the opportunity came up that I could take this Minimalist concept and apply it to different things, once I started to apply it to movie moments that’s when the light switch came on. Like oh yeah that’s the Sandlot! I did a piece where the dog’s nose is coming from the left as a hand is reaching for a ball. A people would be like I know what that is and they would connect. Its always mixing what I know how to do, and what I love.”

A Mix Of Pop Culture And Sports With Baseball Bugs

After talking about sports and pop culture we then went on to talk about one of my favorite pieces in S. Preston’s collection, Baseball bugs. If you were like me and grew up with Bugs Bunny then you know why I love this piece so much.

“So, Chuck Jones Gallery came in and said “I love your work”, and I was actually like I love Bugs Bunny, so it was a very quick conversation. I said lets do something together. So, I proposed these Minimalist Looney Tunes series. I grab my favorite episodes and did a Minimalist version of each. I did Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny. For Bugs Bunny Baseball Bugs was the episode I really wanted to do.

So, then I thought, hey I’m MLB licensed what if I revised the original Baseball Bugs I did and put team jerseys on there. Well the conversation was easier then I expected. They were really all over it, because it hasn’t been done in a long time to mix it in with pop culture. It also help that I am licensed with both MLB and Warner Bros. Also I do a lot of comic cons and when I used to set up it was all sports related. I would be in the middle of all this cosplay and I was like what am I doing here? But at the end of the day there are sports fans wherever you go. I would have people come up to me and say wow you are the only sports person here, and that’s when I realized all this can work.”


Thank You S. Preston

First of all, I would like to thank S. Preston for his time and talking with me about my to favorite things, sports and pop culture. If you ever have the chance to talk to him and a convention do it! It will be worth it.

You can check out his collections on his website at sprestondesigns.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @PootPoot and on Instagram at @sprestondesigns and also at @ballparkprincessart.

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