More widely known for his quirky, surrealistic work as a visual artist, director of video clips for other artists and animations for the likes of iconic television music show Radio With Pictures, Flaws is the sort of ceaselessly creative spirit that doesn’t quite fit into any easy descriptive.
In 1999, Flaws published his children’s book The Underwater Melon Man, which included a CD containing music by Flaws, Dasent and Baysting, and featuring cameos by Neil and Tim Finn, Don McGlashan, Chris Knox, Bic & Boh Runga, The Topp Twins, Dave Dobbyn and others.
Unsurprisingly, Flaws was drafted in to design the distinctive posters and other artwork for BLERTA, SPATS and The Crocodiles.
His first animation was an award winning title sequence for TV music show Radio With Pictures, in 1987. Its music was by former band mate (and now film composer) Peter Dasent.