Some 120 models of Gerald, a Bracco Italiano breed of gun-dog apparently, have been sent out to artists and designers around the world, who were asked to create a new coat for the hound.
Now all the designs are to be showcased in an exhibition at New York Design Week as well as a new book.
Among those taking part in the two-year Gerald Project were Pete Fowler, Kai and Sunny, Nous Vous and illustrators Tom Newell and Simon Spilsbury.
Each had very different take on Project Gerald. Newell, for example, covered Gerald in an intricate pen-stroke design, apparently inspired by a Captain Beefheart soundtrack, while Fowler gave him a wood-grain finish.
The Geralds will be displayed together at New York Design Week in May (in custom-built steel and clear-plastic kennels, naturally) and the book will be available from design company Lazerian’s website.
For more information on Gerald, and to buy models of him, visit www.lazerian.co.uk.