Trivia enthusiasts might have guessed already, but Nipper of course is the terrier-mix in this logo:

This tweet was the excuse to go searching for arbit stuff this week:

As the replies to the tweet make clear, this video was shot after the logo had been finalized. But why should that stop us from learning more about Nipper?

Across the long and rich history of Albany, Nipper ranks as the top dog. The twenty-eight-foot tall, four-ton steel and fiberglass canine statue anchored atop a warehouse on North Broadway has captured the hearts and minds of young and old alike for three generations.
Nipper was a real-life dog in nineteenth-century England who was painted by the dog owner’s brother, Francis Barraud. He depicted the curious dog listening to a gramophone and titled it “His Master’s Voice.” It became an internationally recognized logo for several audio recording companies, including RCA.

And here’s one more website for you to waste time on this Saturday morning.

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