Unique Edition Geralds-Paper dog art sculptures
Gerald the paper dog was the host of his own worldwide exhibition that journeyed from New York to Milan and London. Numerous designers and artists all contributed their own style of design on the paper dog sculpture.
19 larger unique edition Gerald’s were created as one-off models. More information on Gerald and the exhibition can be found in the Gerald book
Old Tricks, New Dog by Daren Newman
”My one-off Gerald is again harking back to a Victorian era and their usage of decorative marbling in end papers and the covers of Victorian literature which created unique one-off designs. As Gerald is made from paper and he has a story to tell, it seemed fitting to use this technique to individually decorate each panel. Also… with Lazerian & the Gerald project being at the forefront of modern paper craft it seemed right to juxtapose that with a paper craft from the past.”
Gnarly Dog by Famous When Dead
My work is a creative response to my industrial surroundings. Inspired by my children and the urge to progress beyond the everyday and the mundane.
Pixel by Felt Mistress
Pixel is covered in approximately 70 metres of hand cut felt strips, completely hand sewn in place using over 150 yards of thread. Inspired by low fi computer graphic, samuri and Egyptian mummification. Gerald was extremely well behaved during the entire process despite being occasionally pinned.
Honeywood by Guy McKinley
I found the experience of designing on the Gerald dog a complex one, almost the antithesis of my usual approach. My work is usually quite heavily character based and also more importantly, flat. I painted him when he was deconstructed, bit by bit: the process was painstaking as each large dog is made of 88 single pieces. My main reasoning behind my method was just to make sure each panel stood alone as a small abstract painting, plus that using water-colours and washes and lots of flowing organic shapes would clash nicely with the rigid form Gerald has. I used the same palette throughout to maintain some consistency, but I had no idea how it may look when constructed, I got so into the painting, I kind of forgot it was eventually going to be dog shaped. when constructed, I love how the angles cut through and join other parts. it makes for an interesting study.
Tyson By Inkie
”Having worked as head of Design for SEGA Europe for over 10 years and overseen European Print design for the launch of Xbox, I have seen the development of Video game graphics from the basic but colourful sprites of Sonic and Mario to the Gouraud shaded polygons of the early Playstation and Dreamcast games. Gerald instantly reminded me of these but in its own 3 Dimensional space. My design is based on the cross breed of Traditional Maori tattoos, Mike Tyson’s face and and Ibizan Sunset. It was a pleasure to create this design to fit this 3D polygon model.”
Heel! by Insa
” Using my trademark graffiti fetish pattern, usually seen spray painted on walls around the world, I’ve Transferred my renowned design to a new surface of Gerald, the dog. This pattern is usually about ownership and fetishism for the surface or object that is engulfed in the design. Often covering such converted items such as luxury cars and high heel shoes. But in this instance it is more about the contract between the free flowing curved lines and the hard geometric lines of the paper structure. Heel Boy!”
James by James Cropper
”The James Cropper Gerald takes the name of the creator. Like Gerald itself, it is a broad collaboration based on the collective work of countless people at our 170 year old bespoke paper making operation in the Lake District. We’ve made the paper for all Gerald Dogs, but ours is a little different- the paper is both canvas and art. The colour is a rich earthy beige, the embossed pattern inspired by Moroccan leather hide, and the feel a luxurious soft suede. This is, without doubt, a Gerald you will want to stroke.”
The Universe, Flys, Diamonds, Rocks and Paint by Jimi Crayon
” I like to work across any and all mediums. I decided to bombard my Gerald with everything I was working on at the time to capture some real energy and variety. I worked across a flattened Gerald randomly placing my imagery across the cuts and folds with little thought, meaning the piece could take on a life of it own during construction. I didn’t really know how it would look until I saw the finished dog.”
999 bones and this bitch ate none by Joel Millerchip
“I treated this project like a sketch book and tried to draw as many bones and skulls as possible which gave me time to concentrate on the basic drawing as the laser cut shapes led the design and layout.”
Throwie by Jonny Wan
“For my version of Gerald I knew instantly that I wanted to experiment with some hand drawn lettering. Lettering has always been a passion of mine but I haven’t really found the right project to apply it to. Drawing inspiration from graffiti and chunky display type, I created a pattern illustrating each of the letters that make up Lazerian. Each letter has the word Lazerian written inside but with the encapsulating letter missing. The aim of this was to force the viewer to have patience with the work and invite them to investigate and look at each letter to see if they can discover the pattern within.”
Flower by Kai and Sunny
”Sunny and I were amazed by the structure of the Gerald Dogs so when asked to be involved it was a definite yes. The large Gerald has so many platforms and angles our flower print felt like the correct piece. Our line work fitted the various platforms perfectly. For us to see our 2D print 3D was very exciting. We were thrilled with the result.”
Radiate by Liam Hopkins
” The geometry of the large faceted Gerald was the starting point for this customisation, wanting to keep a similar feel to my small Gerald. Using the radial pattern, I have instead radiated the lines from one of the corners on each triangular section, emphasising the unique construction method. The radiating lines are drawn on with a ball point pen using the traditional drafting technique on a 2D plotter. This technique was used traditionally by architects and designers when blueprints of projects were plotted out to show clients and planners. Now they would be digitally presented or printed. ”
Pretty Smokes by Miss LED
“My work predominantly focuses on portraiture, so being part of the Gerald show was a good opportunity to look at all the elements and supporting characters I like to use in my compositional works. Using different hand drawn lines against digital ones is something I haven’t tried before. I hope it goes down well.”
Rad Leg By Pete Fowler
“Having already created a vector art wood grain smaller Gerald, I decided to paint this larger version of the wonderful beast. He arrived fully formed and after promptly priming him he started looking over at me for a few days while I thought about ideas to decorate him. His presence as a dog made me want to bring out his doggy-ness rather than transforming him into something non canine so I went to work on realising his inner breed. Seeing as we had a spell of cold weather it made sense to give him a warm coat and a rather lively one to boot. As soon as he was done his character bounded out and he became a very welcome guest in my studio. I’m sad to say that I’m going to miss the old chap, but he’ll soon have a pack of new friends to keep him company.
Geraldine by Pomme Cham
“Based on my hand drawn original. At the beginning of the Gerald project was not sure what to submit and how it would turn out. So I tried to use my signature drawing, working a mirror image and a seamless pattern. I love how it has turned out so much. It felt like a happy ending by accident, which I find happens a lot during the design process.”
Sir Gerald Wedgewood II by Tom Hovey
“My Gerald is based on Wedgwood pottery and ceramics. I have a mirror in my bathroom that is surrounded by broken Wedgwood crockery and the shards of angular crockery reminded my of the shapes that make up the surface for Gerald. I used the idea of traditional English Wedgwood design as a starting point and integrated decorative design references from throughout history, such as Persian, Pompeian, Greek, Turkish, Medieval and Chinese ornamental designs. The colour palette was purposefully restricted to reference the well-known blue and red hues of Wedgwood pottery.”
Gerald’s Psychic Poncho by Tom J Newell
“The psychic poncho gives Gerald the ability to foresee disastrous events before they occur. He watches horrific scenes unfold across the surface of the patchwork garment that binds him, and roams the land rescuing the often oblivious and potentially doomed victims of fate. I drew on Gerald with a black Posca pen.”
Scat Topography by Uberkraaft
“Multi-layered, spontaneous stream of consciousness drawing with Oriental ﬂavours. Playing with traditional decorative motifs and patterning, mixed with grotesque and psychedelic imagery. And dog pops.”