Branding

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3D On The Rocks

The hand-carved, retro-modern, ultra-craft ice sphere is dead. Long live the ice astronaut!

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Cellular Annihilator

Thanks to technology, our interpersonal skills have gotten a little rusty. But Brazilian beer brand, Polar, have a cunning device that hopes to resurrect the lost art of drunken conversation.

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Beck’s Edison Bottle

An erswhile normal yet cunningly-crafted bottle of Beck’s which, when inserted into a modern version of Thomas Edison’s phonograph, actually plays music.

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Sailor Jerry: The Anthem

As a testament to their rock ‘n’ roll creds, Sailor Jerry have put together what might be the antithesis of the ubiquitous maker film. (Comedy overdub at the end notwithstanding.)

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Junk Bonds

Hurricane Sandy brought out the best in NY’s bartending community. And one self-initiated recovery plan caught our attention in particular: namely Fort Defiance’s bar icon Junk Bonds.

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Salt Made From Tears of Anger

Liquid tears are for rookies. When real men cry, we shed pure, solid, smoke-infused salt. Don’t believe us? Buy some (it stands up splendidly on the rim of a Margarita).

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Shanghai Debut Hennessy

Director David Lynn’s short, Shanghai Debut, takes on the Maker Film for Hennessy V.S.O.P. Elegant, evocative, and all about booze.

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Captain Morgan Black Chest

Dark, brooding, luxurious, and with a leather-clad hip flask. Plus it comes in its own tidy-looking chest. Yespleaseandthankyou.

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The Kamm & Sons Foundation

£1000. And it can’t be a cocktail. This has to be one of the more interesting cocktail competitions to date. And it’s from a boutique brand that we love. Well, that’s handy…

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Pop Bottles

Who doesn’t love when young, underdog designers go to work on big brands? Not us, that’s for sure. And Anna Utopia Giordano’s mock booze-baby-bottles demonstrate precisely why.

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Karlsson Unfiltered

The gap between marketing ploy and honourable initiative can be a furry wee beast. But the new Karlsson’s Gold Vodka project, Unfiltered, fills us with a hopeful glow.

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Phantom Cocktails

Name us one (SFW) thing even as remotely visually satiating as a near-orgasmically elegant spectacle of slow motion exploding cocktails?

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Jack Daniel’s Letterpress

With a delicious spat of whisk(e)y-based videos currently doing the rounds, there’s nevertheless something rather special about this number from the folks at Jack Daniel’s.

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Remy Martin Seduction Series

Created by Merve Kahraman for Rémy Martin, The “Seduction Series” is a portable experience in liquid luxury. Jewellery meets shot glass.

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Crown Maple Syrup

Tell me you don’t just want to pour this (in cinematic slow motion) all over a stack of fluffy pancakes, scattered with fresh seasonal fruits – or bacon, if that’s your thang…

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Motorman

Now, this is something we hope to see much more of: design brands, pairing up with alcoholic craftsmen to yield a product that glows right from packaging through to the liquid within.

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Absolut x Gareth Pugh

Sometimes brand collaborations get it right. And sometimes they absolutely don’t. Which, then, is this new bat-ish Absolut pair-up with fashion designer Gareth Pugh?

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Absolut Milk

On the whole, the new Absolut Blank campaign had us. But then the lovely cats over at Fubiz flagged Düsseldorf-based artist, Jørn. And Absolut just dropped a creative notch.

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Campari x Romero Britto

The fourth bottle in Campari’s 150th anniversary limited edition label run, sees Romero Britto follow in the footsteps of AVAF, Tobias Rehberger and Vanessa Beacroft.

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I Love Barspoons

SF’s Neyah White is the author of this touchingly self-mocking ode to “eHarmony Debbie” and her “I Love Cats” breakdown…

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Vintage Bud-Ness

Hidden within the CNBC archives (don’t ask), we just stumbled upon this frankly awesome collection of vintage Bud-ernalia. Enjoy.

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Baby Trashes Bar

We were going to come up with something suitably pithy for this fantastic trailer/viral that sees an increasingly inebriated infant take down a bar full of marionettes. But why mess with perfection?

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Matthieu Forichon for Lillet

Sort of how we’d imagine those iconic Wallpaper* illustrations would have looked in the 1930s, Lillet’s new brand campaign by the French designer, Matthieu Forichon, are a step in the modern direction.

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Johnnie Walker Gift Translator

This Christmas, Johnnie Walker have unleashed the Gift Translator – a genius Facebook viral in which a smooth, sarcastic chap in a turtleneck reveals the true meaning behind your prezzies.

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Seasonal Bling

Belevedere go silver; Moët go gold. Same contents. Shiny new bottles. ‘Tis the season to go lim-ed.