About a month ago I was approached by David Lowe of Origin of Cool and asked to create a design for a ping pong paddle. I almost blew off the opportunity because I was just plain busy. I was also up a creek without an idea. I finally got it together and was surprised how well the video and Kickstarter project came together.
They still need your help, so if you have any interest at all, please consider jumping on board. This project won’t be funded and my paddle won’t be produced unless they meet their goal.
Here is the Official Press Release:
Table tennis (or ping-pong) has had a tough time of breaking into the mainstream. Despite being the second most played sport in the world, the image of players wearing headbands, an all white sports kit and using red and black paddles is not exactly one that gets the heart racing.
Uberpong aims to change all that by combining great art and design with ping-pong paddles. Graphic designers, illustrators and artists from around the world have contributed their work and this will be printed professionally onto the rubber.
“Andre Agassi changed the way tennis was perceived when he wore crazy outfits on his way to winning Grand Slam tournaments,” says founder David Lowe. “We want to do a similar thing with ping-pong. The Uberpong ping pong paddle designs are an extension of your personality. We want you to play with style,”