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. 

Our Artists

Luke O'Donohoe

I wanted to design images that were stylistically me, yet explored feelings or sentiments that... 

Smij

Smij started out life as a small shrubbery but with regular watering he has grown into a Perth... 

Shakey Jakey &
Bell Tower Times

From the Human Zoo, Belle & Shakey