1974 Camaro Humidor

Papa John Pizza's executive team approached us recently for a very special project: "Create for us a custom cigar humidor that looks like Papa's famous 1971 Camaro, and by the way ... have it ready for us in 4 weeks - in time for Papa's surprise 50th birthday".

It was that moment that my dark roast coffee dropped as fast as my jaw.  Good thing I wasn't smoking a cigar at the time.

So off to my design Mac I went, creating a 3D concept that mimicked Papa Johns prized posession ... his showcase 1971 Camaro.  If you don't know the story about Papa's Camaro, read it here.

So we began the challenge of creating a humidor with design elements of Papa's Camaro, including matching gold metallic paint, striping and form factor.  Three and a half weeks later, Papa's humidor was complete including gold metallic automotive finish, professional taping, spanish cedar lining and one-of-a-kind shape.  According to Michele Heuglin, one of Papa's Executive Team upon receiving it simply said:  "GOT IT; BEAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL!!!".

What more can I say?

Happy Birthday Papa John, and thanks for the privilege of working on this project.

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