Two years. One hundred and twenty artists, designers and illustrators. One enormous art project, a paper mill and a dog called Gerald.
What do you mean you don’t get it? Do I have to explain everything? OK, in this case I probably do, so let’s start with the dog. Modelled on a Bracco Italiano gun dog, Gerald the Lazerian Dog is quickly becoming a bit of a cult design favourite, and is the pet of Manchester designer-maker Liam Hopkins and British 3D designer Richard Sweeney. They came up with the idea of giving paper clones of Gerald, bred by 170 year-old British paper mill James Cropper, to a huge collection of international creatives for a lick of paint, with the results gathered together in a forthcoming book and exhibition.
DR.ME’s brilliant Bad dogg dogg from tha hood, Joel Millerchip’s Boney M coat and Supermundane’s anything-but-mundane geometry of Supergerald, the whole litter will be gathered together for the Gerald and James Exhibition, New York exhibition which will take place during New York Design Week, from 16th – 19th May at 60 Reade off Broadway. The book, Gerald, a limited edition of 101 copies, packaged in a handmade plywood box with bespoke wax seal, will be available to order on www.lazerian.co.uk from 16th May.