Beard Baubles for Beard Season
Grey London creatives Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford have connected their agency’s Christmas card project, Beard Baubles, with Australian melanoma awareness campaign Beardseason. Packs of baubles, sold online in packs of 14 (Traditional, Classic and Wintery), are now collectors items while the Christmas cards featuring bearded and baubled agency staff go out to valued clients and friends of Grey London. Beard Season, founded by Jimmy Niggles, uses beards to spread awareness of skin cancer. See the project on tictail.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Limited edition packs are being auctioned on eBay. A set of commissioned art works inspired by the Beard Baubles collection will be presented online today.
Make Your Own Beard Baubles
Grey London, considering those who have missed out on buying their amazing products, have put together a do-it-yourself video. Keen crafters will need multicoloured baubles (2cm diameter or less), mini Kirby grips (Bobby pins), a polypropylene bag and a stapler. Do-it-yourself beard baublers are encouraged to make donations to Melanoma UK, Skin Cancer Foundation (USA), Melanoma Institute Australia and Melanoma Research Institute (NZ).
Beard Season was started in response to the death of 26 year old Wes from melanoma. Men who register online get a skin check with expert melanoma specialists, an über deluxe Beard Season wristband and their own profile page to share progress and conquests. The Beard Season mission is to photograph yourself with as many humans as possible who you you have encouraged to have a skin check.
Photography is by Alan Harford.