Working professionally for the past thirteen years Pippa McManus has emerged as one of Australia’s best-known fashion illustrators. Her fashion obsession has taken her to all four major fashion weeks across the world along with being invited to exclusively illustrate at London Fashion Week, MBFW and Perth Fashion Festival for many years. Having collaborated with some of Australia’s best fashion houses Pippa took a step away from commercial work to focus on the fine art side of her business after holding four sell out solo shows and launching her website with accompanying print store. Pippa’s work is currently exhibited at Studio 281 Gallery in Maylands.
THE PAPER BAG PROJECT
Liquor Barons Commissions and Collaborations With Perth Visual Artists
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.
We commission Perth artists to create 3 original designs in black and white to be printed onto paper bottle bags: single bottle, double and triple bottle, each bag has a different artwork. We leave the focus of each design is entirely up to the artist, our only stipulation is the design be reflective of the artist's style. The series of three bag is printed as a limited run, and distributed to Liquor Barons stores, ready for you.
We hope you learn about a local artist you may not have heard about before, that you have something new to talk about, and most importantly, support a local artist who is leading in their field. This project is unique in Australia - we are the first liquor group to do it, but I wager we won't be the last.