Greetings from Hattingdon & Co.
As you may have noticed, we are changing from the H! logo to the Hattingdon Nose logo on social media agreeable to staff and Hattingdon followers. Oh, and Hattingdon too.
The Hattingdon Nose logo came about when Hattingdon® creator, Mrs. Farrell, was looking for something that was distinctive about the hatted one to create an additional logo to use on her toolbar because she had so many Hattingdon sites bookmarked there. Changing the color of the H! logo wasn’t getting the job done.
After experimenting with different parts of Hattingdon’s face, she isolated her nose and thought it was cute and simple and began to use it. She shared it with staff and friends and we began to use it too. Later, for fun we had button pins made up.
Then one day we noticed that the Hattingdon Nose buttons were selling like hotcakes in our online store even though this particular item was categorized as private.
Puzzled, we did a shout out on social media and a few weeks later we got our answer.
Monica, a high school student who set the Hattingdon Nose explosion in motion, contacted us saying she and some friends first saw the Hattingdon Nose button on a girl eating at a sidewalk cafe and asked her what it was and she gave them a Hattingdon business card which has our gift shop address on it. They had a look around and thought Hattingdon’s nose would be fun to use for their smile campaign. She liked Hattingdon’s Hatful of Smiles mission a lot.
Monica had no trouble buying the buttons! She got a bunch and started the Hattingdon Nose campaign by word of mouth to start with. Then it sort of went viral and spread to other high schools around the country.
They also began displaying the Hattingdon Nose logo on handbags and backpacks using keychains like this one.
We received a request for a Christmas version so we added a red nose to her nose. Remember when they put those big red noses on cars? They still do!
So. Now that we are “in the know” you are “in the know” too. And know why we chose to use this logo.
Hattingdon herself will be back soon regaling you with more adventures in hat wearing doing it like only she does.