PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is kicking off a weekend of World PLAY-DOH Day celebrations, encouraging fans to use their imaginations and bring their favorite destinations to life with a creative PLAY-DOH twist. Whether it’s New York City’s Park Avenue lined with purple PLAY-DOH hippos or the Arctic Ocean filled with magical PLAY-DOH mermaids, the brand will reimagine iconic places like never before for World PLAY-DOH Day 2017.
As part of the World PLAY-DOH Day celebrations, popular digital artists Stephen McMennamy and Kim Hall – known for surreal “mash-up” photography and bright, colorful Instagram creations respectively – each reimagined three of their favorite destinations through a creative PLAY-DOH lens. McMennamy and Hall combined PLAY-DOH sculpts with photos of their favorite places to create a surreal series of destinations, from Arches National Park and a Pacific Coast Beach to the NYC skyline and the iconic Grand Canal in Venice. The photo mash-up series was revealed earlier today to spark widespread inspiration for the World PLAY-DOH Day celebrations.
“No matter the age or level of artistic ability, PLAY-DOH elicits a spontaneous, creative side in all of us,” said Greg Lombardo, vice president of marketing for the PLAY-DOH brand. “The PLAY-DOH brand empowers fans to see the world in a unique way, and we’re excited to bring that imaginative thinking to life throughout our World PLAY-DOH Day weekend.”
"Teaming up with PLAY-DOH has allowed me – and my kids – to rediscover our creativity and add a fun twist to our favorite places,” said McMennamy. “When you view the world through the eyes of a child, it’s pretty amazing to see how much more interesting and fun your surroundings can be. I can’t wait to see how artists young and old shape our world into something a little more extraordinary during this World PLAY-DOH Day weekend.”
World PLAY-DOH Day (September 16) is an annual celebration dedicated to the childhood staple that inspires millions of people worldwide to open a can of imagination. In addition to this year’s surreal photography series, the brand will kick off the celebration of World PLAY-DOH Day on our PLAY-DOH Facebook and Instagram pages by inviting fans worldwide to join us in creating a crowd-sourced PLAY-DOH creation.
For more than 60 years, the PLAY-DOH brand has encouraged kids to explore what’s possible with open-ended, hands-on and creative play experiences. Today, the PLAY-DOH brand is one of Hasbro’s most international and successful brands: It’s sold in over 80 countries, and more than 500 million PLAY-DOH cans are shipped each year.
To join in the World PLAY-DOH Day celebrations, share how you reimagine your favorite places with PLAY-DOH compound on social media using #WORLDPLAYDOHDAY, and join the conversation on Instagram (@PLAY-DOH) and Facebook (Facebook.com/PLAYDOH). To learn more about the PLAY-DOH brand, visit www.PLAYDOH.com.
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