For the past few weeks, a gigantic, inflatable rubber duck has sat in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and drawn thousands of onlookers. How big is it? Pretty big—16.5 meters tall, or 54 feet of inflatable ducky goodness.
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman designed and launched the duck as nothing more than a whimsical act of happiness and goodwill. “It makes you feel young again. It refers to your childhood when there was no stress or economic pressure,” Hofman told reporters.
Officially named Rubber Duck, Hofman came up with the goodwill duck idea in 2001, but put it into motion this year. He’s already sent the duck to Osaka, Japan; Syndey, Australia (we covered this visit earlier this year); Sao Paolo, Brazil; and Amsterdam, in his home country. It will stay in Hong Kong until June 9th, after which it will head to the U.S. But where exactly? Hofman won’t say. “It’s confidential.” All will be revealed around June 1.
So be on the look out for that giant rubber duck. 10-4, good buddy.
P.S. Our San Diego office would like to put in a formal request to bring the duck to the San Diego Harbor. Perhaps we can bring one of our duckies to the harbor to meet Rubber Duck! Pretty pleeeeaaaaassssseeeee??