Art Animals Gallery
Da Horse Model outside da Hunt Museum in Limerick
Fresh `N Lo – a cycling we will go …
Pedal for Scotland is the biggest and fastest growing cycling event in Scotland. It`s a 51 mile cycle ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh , taking participants on a scenic tour of the back roads and cycle paths between Scotland’s two major cities. Over 9000 participants saddled up for the fun and active day out with colleagues, friends and family.
As the main sponsor; Fresh `n Lo jumped back in the saddle to support the new and improved version. In marketing the event to a wide audience, Bella the Model Milking Cow and her model calf accompanied by top professional stunt cyclist; Danny Macaskill; were used extensively in the media throughout the event.
Latitude Festival Model Sheep Story…
So it should not have come as a complete surprise when the organisers contacted us to supply a flock of fibreglass model sheepwhich were transformed into a variety of different colours for the hugely successful summer event.
Jersey Cow Story
In 2008 the island of Jersey, saw the first importation of a life size Jersey Milking Cow onto the island in decades….
The purity of the breed on the Island has been maintained by a strict ban on imports . This ban has been in place for some 150 years. There are no other breeds of the cattle on the Island. We were therefore pleased to be commissioned to produce a fully functioning model milking Jersey cow for the main Adventure Park on the island. The cow has been a massive success with visitors to the Channel Island; especially with the children.
And in the following year 2009; the park was a finalist in the National Farm Attraction of the Year award.
TURNING PIGS BLUE…
Having recently purchased a pub called The Blue Boar; one of our clients` then embarked on a marketing exercise to bring the business to the attention of the public.
And not surprisingly, he went the whole hog and came knocking on our door looking for a blue boar model.
Obviously this is not a standard colour for a pig; so our artist undertook a commission according to the client`s brief; matching the paint to a pantone colour.
The client was delighted with the final outcome; taking the lifesize model boar “Out on Tour” as a marketing tool, thereby raising awareness of the pub.
A COO ON THE ROOF
After winning a couple of national competitions with this surreal image of the cow on the roof of the Horn Milk Bar , amateur photographer Garry Peters, submitted it to the Scotland on Sunday.
The eye-catching photo featured in the SPECTRUM magazine in August 2007.
Beware sheep rustlers operating in Oxfordshire…
One of our clients purchased a small flock to enhance the driveway leading to his estate. Unfortunately, one of his flock suddenly disappeared one evening. Over the following few weeks our client received a series of ransom demands via his mobile phone. These were accompanied by photos on the phone of the woolly beast in compromising situations…..
The “victim” recognised the initial shots of his sheep being photographed having a drink in a couple of his local hostelries….. This was followed by a scene of the sheep lying on a hotel bed surrounded by a number of empty champagne bottles…The series of photographs continued with the sheep handcuffed outside a police station – being interviewed inside the station by the desk sergeant – and on the park & ride bus going into Chipping Norton. The clinching shot for the victim , was the sheep being led into the butchers` shop……
The last we heard, he was attempting to “meat” the “ransom demands” in order to restore the sheep back into the flock.… then track down his mates who carried out this callous act !
Pink Cow in Dublin continued
Pink Cow in Dublin continued
Autumn 2006 – soon it will be Xmas , and your office in Bermuda has just been challenged by your London counterparts to buy the other the most unusual christmas present ever.
The creative minds across the Atlantic had to think…
what could Bermuda possibly send to London that would be unforgettable ….? how could we also provide a unique and everlasting marketing tool… ? [The London Office of Lancashire Insurance should have guessed that their colleagues would obviously know a thing or two about “Secret Santa” …. ]
One phone call later, and the unanimous (and obvious) choice of a large life size plastic cow was commissioned; complete with unique Lancashire Insurance corporate design.
Art Animals were given an open design brief , only specifying that Miss Bermoo-da should be tastefully branded for marketing purposes. After much brain-storming, our final concept and colour scheme of ….. “Every cloud…” met with unanimous approval from the Bermudan Office, and our artist set to work.
Luckily, the service lift which goes to the 11th floor of the London Office in the city centre was just big enough to fit a life size model cow diagonally across.The lift attendant reckoned history had been created as he … ” had never had a cow in the lift before .” As she arrived, the weekly phone conference call between the two offices of Lancashire Insurance was underway.Like a scene from Monty Python, the model cow rose up through the floor in the glass lift, to stand in front of the meeting room.
The office erupted into chaos , as staff in London struggled to come to terms with their ” is that really a cow ? ” xmas present, while their contemporaries in Bermuda maintained a professional manner on the end of the phone (smugly)… There is now a swell of opinion within the boardroom that Miss Bermoo-da should feature somewhere in the annual report . This would certainly be our first animal to appear in the Annual Report of a billion dollar public company !! Of course, she may then have to be classed as the “Six Billion Dollar Cow” !
At the time, Scotland`s First Minister Jack McConnell, was on hand to give his personal support to the publication.
As an ex-teacher, he felt sure that bairns would love the combination of Scots words, sounds and illustrations.
Health & beauty products giant, Superdrug, launched a new brand at their Annual Conference in Birmingham.
“Messy Cow – Udderly Organised”
“Messy Cow – Udderly Organised” appeared shortly after in all branches. Having received the design guidelines , our artist then set about transforming one of our girls into a Messy Cow – she even has a wee hole bored to strategically put a flower in her mouth…
The funky new brand which combined a dark brown with two tone pink flowers went down a storm with the delegates who wanted to take the Messy Conference Cow home…