DHW [left] on a film shoot for a BBC channel ident. Despite the 2020s-style face masks, this photo was taken in London during the 1990s.

James Hand x DHW

James has teamed-up with artist and designer DHW, to create just 600 uber-rare McBoatfaces crypto collectibles that fractionalise ownership of his iconic Boaty McBoatface phenomenon.

About James Hand

James is an ex-BBC presenter, who was unwittingly thrown into the limelight in 2016 when he suggested "Boaty McBoatface" as the name for a new British scientific research vessel. The name was a instant home run and, despite eager voters crashing the website, it easily won the poll, gaining global media attention in the process.

However, the democratic will of the people was sidelined, and the research vessel was eventually named the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Despite this very public rejection, James's Boaty McBoatface phenomenon lives on via a thousand memes, shout-outs & hashtags, while also spawning Sweden's Trainy McTrainface, Australia's Ferry McFerryface & Horsey McHorseFace, Elon Musk/SpaceX's Dishy McFlatface, Google's Parsey McParseface, Minnesota's Plowy McPlowface, NASCAR’s Buschy McBusch Race 400, and countless others.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RRS_Sir_David_Attenborough#Naming_poll

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RRS_Sir_David_Attenborough#Influence_on_popular_culture

https://link.medium.com/tXjTmAc54jb

About DHW

A keen sailor, and PFP OG from 2004, DHW was an early-adopter of computer graphics, and has been pushing pixels around with his digital pen since the dawn of time. Across the years, DHW has worked in advertising, design, television, and games; designing content, creating visuals, and developing IP. He's worked with a wide range of brands and corporate clients including the BBC, BT, Bates Saatchi & Saatchi, Channel 4, Diageo, Hasbro, IBM, RBS, STV, UKTV, & WPP.

Boaty McBoatface links


New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Huffington Post, Jeopardy, Reuters, Daily Mail, USA Today, Yahoo News, Hindustan Times, Car Scoops.


Twitter: @BoatyOfficialTM