120 paper dogs

Gerald, a paper dog created by designers Liam Hopkins and Richard Sweeney, has so far led a very well-travelled life.

Flower, by Kai and Sunny
Flower, by Kai and Sunny

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.

Novis Vovs, by Nous Vous
Novis Vovs, by Nous Vous

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.

Woodrow, by Pete Fowler
Woodrow, by Pete Fowler

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.

Fast and Bulbous, by Tom Newell
Fast and Bulbous, by Tom Newell

For more information on Gerald, and to buy models of him, visit www.lazerian.co.uk.

Dogod 02, by Simon Spilsbury
Dogod 02, by Simon Spilsbury

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