Makers of the original Green Welly, Hunter are drawing attention to their iconic wellington boot by turning it into a 120ft high hot air balloon. It’s started flying from the boot’s birthplace in Scotland through the unusually clear blue skies of a UK heatwave, before heading for Europe (the heel of the boot of Italy!) and eventually across the Atlantic to America.
Laura Oliver, a designer at Hunter, commissioned Dave Hopkins to produce pen and ink drawings of the boot and a sky, which were then put together and animated in-house.
Dave has also created a map to show where the flying boot can be seen, so that consumers can interact on social media via the tag #HunterOriginal.
Drool over Dave’s talent in his portfolio.
Some of you might be old enough to remember the original BBH launch campaign for Phileas Phogg – sorry, Fogg – snacks back in the late 1980s. They were named after the hero of Jules Verne’s 19th century novel, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Dave illustrated the packaging. He drew a traditionally-shaped hot air balloon as featured in the 1956 film of the book.
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