Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason invited us to collaborate with him on the designing of a large Paddington Bear sculpture. Having been fans of Paddington since childhood and also very partial to marmalade, we were happy to accommodate.
Nick had been asked by the NSPCC to design one of fifty customised Paddington Bear statues, a charity tie-in with the first ever Paddington feature film. The job obviously called for some major Pink Floyd references, but what exactly? Paddington is an established design icon in his own right, not exactly a blank canvas. After various experimental ursine/ floydian mutations, it was agreed that we'd try a look that echoed the famous 'invisible businessman' image on the back cover of Wish You Were Here.
Our Paddington wears a snazzy pinstriped duffel-suit and carries an enigmatic briefcase plastered with Pink Floyd stickers from the early 70s and a couple of custom designs ('The Deepest, Darkest Side Of The Moon' being a favourite). We think the final result bears up well. MORE INFO