The City of Future Past is inspired by the many names and identities of Houston, and reflects the multiple feelings that the city arouses. The vintage comic-style ‘Bright Future Bear’ graphic was inspired by Houston’s history as an integral part of the space race and the city's hope for a positive future.
A BIG thank you goes to Hines for allowing us to utilize the windows of their property at 609 Main.
Beast Syndicate (BEAST) is the studio moniker of Texas-based graphic artist and printmaker Jeremy Thompson. Creating in the spirit of appropriation and customization popularized by the handmade zines of punk and other counter-culture movements, Beast draws inspiration from street art, skateboard graphics, post-war pop culture and political propaganda. Born and raised in England, Beast creates work that blends familiar visual references with subversive undertones, employing the distressed textures of print-making and everyday detritus as a metaphor for the decay of the so-called American Dream. Beast has been involved in art shows and events across Europe, the U.S. and Australia, in a variety of mediums and themes including street art, character design, skateboards, graphic design and T shirts.