Whiskey

The Bushmills x Grado Labs Headphones. Cans Made From Whiskey Barrels.

I like whiskey, music, and design. When you combine all three, it’s love. Grado is producing a line of headphones made from Bushmills whiskey barrels. The limited edition headphones are hand crafted, feature vented backs, leather headbands and ear cups.

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Designed by Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie, these aren’t light on tech specs. They feature dynamic operating transducers with a frequency response of 16hz to 26kHz spl at 1mW – 98dB nominal impedance – 32 ohms driver match – .05dB.

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Sunday Morning Jameson Shots with Martin Wonnacott

Have ever looked at a photo and asked yourself how did they get that shot? I ask it all the time. Martin Wonnacott is known as the “Master of Liquid” and with good reason.his photos for the beverage industry are absolutely outstanding. The video below is a behind the scenes look at a recent photo shoot Wonnacott did. There is an in-depth interview on ProFoto’s blog here that is definitely worth the read if you are into this sort of thing.

JAMESON from WONNACOTT on Vimeo.

Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon Promotion.

whiterabbit1I’ve written about the exquisite design work Stranger and Stranger creates for the beverage industry before. Their work never ceases to amaze me, and the bottle and packaging design for Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit is no exception.

To help promote the the new adult libation and the packaging design, designer Florent Carlier teamed up with ReflexParis to create a direct mail piece that was printed directly onto a wooden substrate. The limited edition promotion piece was based on the original design by Stranger & Stranger, and used a digital printing method to produce the final result. Even the white ink. Great work from both Florent Carlier, and Stranger and Stranger.

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“I wanted to print typography on wood. I was surprised to learn it was possible to do it by digital printing. Even with white ink!”

It’s Happy Hour Friday with Kansas Clean Whiskey.

It’s Friday afternoon, and that mean the weekend starts for most of us within the hour. Since I live in Kansas City, Kansas (a state with some pretty crazy liquor laws) I thought I’d post a little something about a whiskey I really want to try.

Kansas Clean Whiskey is a column distilled whiskey. By using a column still, like the kind used in distilling high-end vodka, the whiskey is produced with very few congeners which produce a bitter taste or finish. When the distillation process is finished, the producers of Kansas Clean Whiskey marry the freshly distilled grain to their select artisanal whiskey for the finished product. Along with the vodka-esque distillation process, Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey is made from steel roller milled amber winter wheat for a lighter taste than traditional whiskey.

Did I mention that it comes in a really nice bottle design featuring Aviano Sans Bold for the logo font? The main copy is a font that was designed, kerned and leaded by the font designer Jeremy Dooley of Insigne. If the bottle itself looks familiar, it takes its stylistic cues from the classic Chanel Number 5 perfume bottle.