LIQUOR BARONS PAPER BAG PROJECT - SERIES II
THE IDEA //
Each morning I drink coffee from cafes around Perth, many of whom use take-away cups with featured artists or artworks on them. They range from cool to really epic, and it begs the question:
Why aren't we doing something with our bottle bags?
We are an independent premium wine/beer/spirits retailer, it makes sense that we support local, independent artists. So here we are.
The hope is that you learn about someone that you may not have heard about before, that you have something new to talk about, and most importantly, it supports a local artist who is leading in their field. This time round - it's Smij.
The program is unique in Australia - we are the first liquor group to do it, but I wager we won't be the last.
SERIES II FEATURED ARTIST / / Smij
THE ARTIST //
Smij started out life as a small shrubbery but with regular watering he has grown into a Perth based artist. Heavily influenced by music and custom culture he is a self-proclaimed selfish painter and his artwork is a regurgitation of his imagination.
All though not always noticeably of this world his subjects and subject matter often tell relatable stories, narrowing the gap between the surreal and the real world.
THE BRIEF //
>> To create 3 original designs to be printed onto paper bottle bags. Bottle bag sizes are single bottle, double and triple bottles. The series will be printed as a limited run, and distributed to our stores.
>> Each bag is to carry a different design. There will be 3 designs in the series. The design can cover as little or as much of one side of the bag.
>> The focus of each design is entirely up to you, our only stipulation is that it is reflective of your style.
THE ARTWORKS //
SINGLE BOTTLE BAG //
DOUBLE BOTTLE BAG //
TRIPLE BOTTLE BAG //
Only a limited number of these bags have been printed, and they will run out, so get into your local Liquor Barons store and collect all three.