The fiberglass cow was delivered in an actual livestock trailer (much to our amusement) to the company in Handcross, West Sussex. Covered in bubblewrap it enjoyed it’s first few weeks grazing in the shed whilst I came up with some concepts on the design for the client, Gatwick Airport, the cow’s sponsors.
I came up with about half a dozen different concepts all revolving around travel and Gatwick’s flight destinations. My personal favourite was a pilot design which I was inspired by some prints my parents used to have on our toilet room wall. It was a collection of different animals dressed up in Wrangler Jeans, I was visualising these as I was designing how the cow would look. I’m really pleased they went with this idea as the finished design looks really eye-catching!
The cow was named Amoolia Earhart (Amelia Earhart) after the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. She was on display at Gatwick South Terminal over the Summer until her auction.