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.
SINGLE BOTTLE BAG
DOUBLE BOTTLE BAG
TRIPLE BOTTLE BAG
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.