Never understimate the power of the first impression. People make snap judgements, often driven in part by image attractiveness, colors, and symmetry among other factors. Research suggests it takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and products are no different.
In this post, we explore the exciting and ever-expanding world of the spirit’s industry in search of some of the most attractive and innovative bottle packaging examples on the market. Some of the products featured here are limited edition or new innovation lifestyle brands, while others are long-standing heritage brands, nonetheless they are all stunning. Please enjoy our selection and share your own choices with us.
(The list below is in no particular order)
1. Glenmorangie Pride 1981 (Photo Credit: Glenmorangie)
2. Tequila Alacran (Photo Credit: Alacran)
4. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2007 (Photo Credit: Perrier-Jouët)
5. DeLeon Tequila Anejo (Photo Credit: DeLeon)
7. Haig Club Single Grain Whiskey (Photo Credit: Haig Club)
8. Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial Rosé Leopard Luxury (Photo Credit: Moet & Chandon)
14. Armand de Brignac Brut Gold (Ace of Spades)- Masters Edition (Photo Credit: Armand de Brignac)
15. Bulleit Bourbon (Photo Credit: Bulleit Bourbon)
16. Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Limited Edition (Photo Credit: Remy Martin)
18. St. Germain Liqueur (Photo Credit: St. Germain)
20. LOr de Jean Martel Cognac (Photo Credit: Martell Cognac)
Great news for DIY fashion designers and artists, Epson is making moves in the fashion world with it’s dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment printing technology released over a year ago allowing independent entrepreneurs access to cheaper fabric equipment to own and use. Dye sublimation (“dye sub” for short) refers to the process of using high heat to transfer dye onto a material, much like a giant iron-on transfer. During the Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week, Epson drew attention to its SureColor F-Series printers that yield high quality, industrial level print affording designers the ability to print their own patterns directly on large fabrics. The only downside uncovered from a number of users is that the printer only works on heat-reactive synthetic materials like polyester.
The SureColor F-Series models support a range of applications, including soft signage, sportswear, apparel, accessories, and customized promotional items such as mouse pads and ceramic mugs. Depending upon the application, F series models can output at speeds up to 618 sq ft/hr, boast output up to 720 x 1440 dpi on leading transfer papers, and feature an integral high-capacity 1.5 liter bulk-ink system.
Epson also introduced a line of dye-sublimation transfer papers designed specifically for the F series printers. Epson’s low-tack adhesive sublimation paper is designed for high-end cut-and-sew fabric and apparel production. This paper utilizes a unique chemical coating that allows for heavier ink loads to provide superior color and is available in a variety of sizes.
Priced on the low end at $9,000 for the F6070 and on the high end at $20,000 for the F7070, they’re at a price point that could make them within the budget of many fashion entrepreneurs and emerging fashion houses.
To read more about this new printer, click here for visit the Epson website.
If you’re a musician, music and culture enthusiast, or film buff, today is the perfect day to watch the 02’ BBC three-part documentary series- Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music. Produced by Maxine Gordon in collaboration with Mike Connolly, the film explores the origins of reggae starting in the late 50’s with the development of ska, its global transformation during the 60’s and 70’s, and its notable impact on western music, most notably hip hop. Since the days of sound systems and dub music, reggae has continued to reinvent itself as a mighty music and cultural global force. It’s important to note that reggae was not just another genre offered to the world; at its core exists an inseperable intimate connection to the people and the political and social climate of the environment. It was fascinating to learn about the influence of the African drum music traditions of Burru and Kamina on the Rastafarian sophisticated drum ensembles, as well as the influence of bebop jazz on a generation of young classically trained musicians, and early Jamaican DJ party rocking techniques over dub reggae on hip hop’s DJ culture. For your edutainment, please check out this three part series below.
Part 1: 1950’s Ska period & history of Jamaican Independence
Part 2: Roots Reggae & Bob Marley
Part 3: Progression of Reggae in the 80’s and beyond