Paper Pets

5 Jan

I missed the quirky installation by Akane Takayama last year. Dog Sculpture moved from one park to another in London and I didn’t catch a single one of them. Luckily for me, Chikako who works as our Visual Merchandiser contacted Akane as she had an idea for our Christmas window display. She wanted to make cardboard reindeer! And now that Christmas is over, I am taking home one of our acorn cup print reindeer (christened him Mr Humphrey)! Soon I too, can take my paper pet out to pubs and for walkabouts!

You, too can make yourself a Mr Humphrey or a Gerald. He is the product of the collaboration between Richard Sweeney and Lazerian. This is him at a photo shoot:

Gerald is also available in other coats such as the one below here:

Paper pets. The commitment-free substitute to having real pets.


5 Responses to “Paper Pets”

  1. Liam January 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I read about a Japanese study that found that letting the elderly pet dogs made them happier but that petting robot dogs made them sadder.

    • Audrey Khew January 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      What about paper dogs?

  2. Chris February 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I love Mr Humphrey

  3. Jack Adams March 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    The Dog Sculpture Project by Akane Takayama was an amazing success. This artist produced not just the installation work but provided workshops to over 540 children in deprived inner city schools showing them how to make their own models. You can see some of the amazing work Akane inspired these children to create here: and you can see more of this amazing artist’s work at We love her because she is our Art Project director at HumanRightsTV and she is just brilliant.


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