The Lazerian Dogs are coming home to London


by Southbank Centre



From New York to London: Two year project to customise 120 paper dogs comes home. More than 100 of the world’s most exciting and influential artists, illustrators and designers, including Oliver Hibert, Tatiana Arocha, Insa, Stanley Chow, Kai and Sunny and Pete Fowler have taken a paper dog and made it their own.

The first Gerald exhibition took place earlier this year, when the dogs invaded Manhattan to wow design and dog lovers of New York City as part of NYCxDesign. Liam Hopkins, co-creator of Gerald is now bringing them home to London.
Starting in 2011, hundreds of these paper dogs have been shipped between the UK and artists’ studios in Europe, USA, Australia, Argentina, South Korea and New Zealand, with the only instruction to creatives being to put their own spin on the emerging design classic. Only now that all of the Geralds have been brought together for their UK debut, can the beautiful, bold and brash results be seen together here for the first time.

Housed in custom built steel and clear plastic dog kennels, the London exhibition will offer 360 degree views of each Gerald, displaying them in all their glory. The free standing model of a Bracco Italiano breed of gun dog made entirely of paper uses up to 88 individual components for each large format dog.

The Lazerian Dogs feature at Southbank Centre as part of Designersblock's Designers in Production showcase.
19- 22 September, Southbank Centre, midday -8pm

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