posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:03:00 +0000
The logo for Hush Puppies prominently and proudly features a Basset Hound, whose real name, if you have been following his adventures, is Jason. Basset hounds are often referred to as "hush puppies" for that reason. Our "spokes basset" is beloved around the world and reinforces the fun,optimism of the Hush Puppies brand.
When Hush Puppies celebrated its fiftieth year, an international Dog Art contest was launched. Contestants submitted their artistic interpretations of our beloved Jason. 95 entries were submitted including 25 pieces from children at an art school in the Philippines. Here are a few examples of our cherished Jason, with the quotes from the artists that created them.
Alejandro Lopez, artist, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Un perro con angel (a dog with angel)
"painting by the traditions of my people, utilizing human shapes and using bright colors"
the artist describes his painting as a moment of relaxation,
"peaceful and quiet, surrounded by the color and folklore of my country."
|Melih Kesmen, Witten, Germany.|
|Carlos Carrasco, art director and artist from Santiago, Chile.|
"Hush Puppies dog has always been brown,
I wanted to change that and put some color on it."
Samuel Carlos, 7 years old art student. Quezon City, Philippines.
The Wizzard Dog
|Vanessa Sosiak, graphic artists, Ontario, Canada. |
Winter Wonderland Escape
Inspired by "Montreal's winter and city nights," for this piece.
The images are fun and inspiring. All dog art is currently being displayed at our headquarters in Rockford Michigan.