Look At This: Penguin paths in Vancouver
July 16, 2012 | Eve Lazarus | Comments
Locals and tourists on Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall have been seeing more than the usual footpath signs separating pedestrians from cyclists this summer. Since May, there has been a third symbol for waddling penguins.
The symbol is meant to draw people to the Vancouver Aquarium‘s latest exhibit of African penguins – Penguin Point.
The guerrilla work is part of a campaign from Taxi Vancouver that includes television, print, radio, a Facebook contest and a 3-D billboard. The campaign tagline is “There’s a new bird in town.”
“The main premise of the campaign is that we don’t really notice the indigenous birds but if there’s a new one in town everybody takes notice,” says Matt Bielby, creative director at Taxi. “It occurred to us that penguins have a different method of travel, so we called it the waddle lane.”