A Prada dress spray-painted by street artist Kenny Scharf was one of the many amazing pieces of artwork that kicked off WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Streets initiative. The owner of this dress was none other than WAT-AAH!’s CEO/FOUNDER Rose Cameron.
WAT-AAH!’s Taking Back the Street celebrated its opening at the New Museum in NYC on February 20, 2014. The preview of the exhibition that will travel across the country starting at the beginning of March was a star-studded, invitation-only event, with a surprise visit from the first lady. WAT-AAH! collaborated with the Partnership for a Healthier America and a group of street artists to curate this exhibit. Taking Back the Streets features murals and water-bottle label designs created by well-known street artists like Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf. The exhibition showcases the original piece of artwork inspired by the WAT-AHH!’s iconic screaming boy logo along with a new series of limited edition WAT-AAH bottles! So what is the story behind this screaming boy logo and the owner of that so chic spray-painted Prada dress?
Ms. Cameron founded WAT-AAH! the first functional water for teens and kids in 2008. Cameron was driven to create this line of water without sugar, artificial flavor, or color of any kind after being shocked by the fact that our generation is predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than our parents’ generation due to childhood obesity. She was even inspired by her own boys whom she says “liked soda and juice and thought water was boring.” With her 20+ years of experience in brand building and developing successful national marketing campaigns for various industries, Ms. Cameron and her sons dreamt up the WAT-AAH!’S screaming boy logo. WAT-AAH! is premised on the idea that water can be “cool” and even enjoyable for kids and teens. WAT-AAH! is living up to its goal of increasing the consumption of water in teens and kids. Tyler, a 10-year-old brand ambassador for the company who lives in the Bronx, told WSJ that he “likes how WAT-AAH’s bottles all include one word that describes why they’re healthy.” Ms. Cameron’s labels with neon colors and the screaming boy logo are certainly appealing to kids and teens. These bottles will undoubtedly have kids all over the country screaming “WAT-AAH!”