PLAY-DOH sculptures of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by Ian Williams
Gearing up for the presidential debate November 4, 2012 some very interesting PLAY-DOH sculptures of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have surfaced. Molded by Ian Williams, a fourth year student at Rhode Island School of Design and “Official PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year.” Used 100% PLAY-DOH to compound these bust of the two 2012 presidential running mates. Hasbro offered RISD students majoring in Sculpture and Ceramics a chance to compete for the exclusive opportunity to become the “Official PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year,” and Williams won based on his realistic sculptures, knowledge of design and ability to mold using PLAY-DOH compound. Entries were judged based on five criteria including realism, craftsmanship, creativity, presentation, and incorporation of the PLAY-DOH brand personality. Williams received a $5,000 tuition stipend and will work with Hasbro to create a variety of original PLAY-DOH creations for use on the brand’s digital channels. Fans can keep up with Williams’ work at Facebook.com/PlayDoh. What do you think of the sculptures?
“I’m passionate about sculpting and grew up playing with PLAY-DOH so I’m truly honored to be chosen as the ‘Official PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year,’” said Williams. “Working with Hasbro is a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to sharing my creativity with the PLAY-DOH online community.”
“Our PLAY-DOH compound is a wonderful creative medium that inspires artists of all ages and skill levels,” said Jerry Perez, Senior Vice President and Global Brand Leader. “The ‘Official PLAY-DOH Artist of the Year’ is the first-ever program that invites art students to showcase their talents using our iconic compound. We are excited to work with Ian to deliver outstanding PLAY-DOH sculptures to our fans.”