Swedish vodka maker ABSOLUT will be launching a limited edition Andy Warhol bottle for the holidays.
Nearly 30 years after the high priest of pop culture created an original art piece for the brand, the vodka maker said that it plans to release a tribute bottle inspired by the same painting.
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The “Make the Holidays Pop” is black in design, with blue, pink and yellow details that replicate the Absolut Warhol painting.
About four million bottles will be produced and distributed worldwide beginning next month, and a portion of sales will go to The Andy Warhol Foundation that supports visual artists.
Other celebrities and artists who have collaborated with the brand include Keith Haring, Annie Leibovitz, Damien Hirst, Jay-Z, and Lady Gaga.
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Vodka brand Absolut is collaborating with the artist Nadim Abbas on its latest art bar installation titled “Apocalypse Postponed,” which will be open during the Art Basel show in Hong Kong.
Set in a post-apocalyptic environment, featuring custom sandbag enclosures and a blood bar, “Apocalypse Postponed” will draw inspiration from everything from cult science fiction films including “A Clockwork Orange” and “Dune” to 20th century defensive plans and fortifications such as the Swiss National Redoubt and WWII bunker ruins scattered around Hong Kong.
Abbas has also developed a series of limited edition thematic cocktails by working alongside a mixologist, inspired by technologies developed to provide nutritional supplements in specified conditions such as space travel and during wartime rationing. These include the use of effervescent tablets in ‘Ca+’, and ‘2666: A Space Cocktail’, a fresh beetroot cocktail served in a blood bag.
The installation will feature a changing nightly program of live music, DJ sets, screenings and choreographed performances.
“Apocalypse Postponed” by Nadim Abbas for Absolut, 17/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 & 29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
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Absolut vodka has launched a limited edition bottle called London in collaboration with one of the UK’s leading graphic artists, Gorillaz’ Jamie Hewlett.
Set against a London backdrop, the bottle introduces key characters from the past who have influenced and shaped London’s present fashion scene.
The seven characters encapsulate the city’s diverse heritage, spanning the ages from Dickensian and 18th Century Dandy, through to Pinstripe gent, 60’s chick, SKA , Punk and 80’s Casual.
Gareth Pugh has collaborated with Absolut Vodka to create a stunning work of design with the Absolut Vodka Mode Edition.
“I am excited to be collaborating with such an iconic brand as Absolut. I wanted to transform the silhouette of the bottle”, said the English fashion designer.
“By means of a custom made collar, created using 3-D mapping, we have produced a miniature version of my ‘Stealth Bomber’ arm pieces from my first collections.”
Pernod Ricard has unveiled Absolut Gustafson at the TFWA in Cannes, a new limited edition for global travel retail.
Absolut Gustafson follows Absolut Flavour of the Tropics and Absolut Watkins as the latest limited edition travel retail exclusive for the vodka brand.
Flavoured, with cherries, strawberries and cardamon and chai notes, the variant has been created in collaboration with Swedish-born, US-based artist Mats Gustafson.
Pernod Ricard launches Absolut Vodka Crystal Pinstripe which is “the most exclusive and luxurious version of [its] iconic Absolut bottle”.
Inspired by the Savile Row pinstripe suit, the bottle has been designed by Swedish designer duo Skogsberg & Smart.
It was hand-blown, hand-cut and hand-engraved in crystal by craftsmen at the Reijmyre glassworks in the Östergötland region in southern Sweden.
Absolut Vodka has teamed up with Korean Air in a deal that will see the unit launch Absolut bars on ten of the airline’s new Airbus A380s.
The onboard ‘Celestial Bars’ – two in Business Class and one in First Class – will also feature duty free Absolut products to purchase.
The first Korean Air Airbus A380 took off on 17 June. The next four will be delivered by the end of 2011 and an additional five by 2014.
The Absolut Art Collection Tour is about to make its final stop in Shanghai after touring across Asia Pacific over the past few months.
The Absolut Art Collection, a celebration of art, creativity and popular culture, includes works by Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Rosemarie Trockel, Béatrice Cussol and Angus Fairhurst, to name a few.
This will be the last chance to see the collection before it returns to Sweden. The exhibition will run from July 14th to 30th in Longmen Art Projects Shanghai.
If the city of San Francisco were to be bottled, it would taste of grape, dragon fruit and papaya — exotic flavors that capture the unique mix of cultures, ethnicities and culinary heritage of a thriving, colorful city.
At least, that’s what one vodka maker thinks.
In the latest edition to a city-series that already includes New Orleans, Los Angeles, Boston, and Brooklyn, Absolut launched a bottle that pays homage to San Francisco’s diversity and culture Tuesday.
In the tradition of the company’s 30 years of creative collaborations, Absolut Vodka is touring 20 pieces of renowned artwork from the Absolut Art Collection in seven cities across the Asia Pacific region.
The twenty pieces have been touring cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai, Sydney and Seoul, and are now showing at Beijing’s Today Art Museum until May 22.
The exhibition also features the results of Absolut’s collaboration with Chinese artists Chen Man and Gao Yu — the artwork on the Absolut 72变 bottle.
Sweden Absolut Art Collection is displayed for the first time in Korea at Gallery Yeh, Garosugil, Sinsa-dong from 12 to 25 April, 2011.
The vodka brand’s Art Collection, a series of interpretations of the Absolut bottle, has been growing since the 80s and feature works by artists including Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and Francesco Clemente.
The Absolut Art Collection has a portfolio of over 800 original collaborations, the first of which was commissioned from Warhol (above) in 1985.
Noting the burgeoning tea trend within the cocktail community, Absolut Wild Tea makes its debut as the latest flavor in the iconic vodka brand’s extensive portfolio.
Absolut Wild Tea features dark tones of Oolong Tea and Nordic white elderflower, red apples, and citrus.
The company said that Wild Tea could be tried with iced fresh lime juice and pure sugar and lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.
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Each year ABSOLUT Vodka produces a limited edition bottle to celebrate the festive season and this year, theyâ€™ve created ABSOLUT GLIMMER.
This limited edition packaging follows in the footsteps of Absolut Bling Bling, Absolut Disco, Absolut Rock Edition, and In An Absolut World Every Night is a Masquerade.
Marking the first time Absolut has changed the shape of its iconic bottle, ABSOLUT GLIMMER has been designed in crystal pattern-shaped glass.
Absolut Vodka presents the â€œAbsolut Sophieâ€ mirror – a limited edition collectible designed by Singapore-based illustrator Sokkuan.
Sokkuan was the winner of â€œIn an Absolut World, Every Drink is an Exceptional Experienceâ€ installation during Singapore Design Festival 2009.
The dark beauty is executed as a multifaceted mirror boxed in a matching package.
Sokkuan was inspired by the Bloody Mary legend of chanting into a mirror to summon her dark spirit; creating an alter ego Sophie Black.
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The vodka brand, has teamed up with three renowned artists to develop a new limited edition line of black bottles to be sold exclusively in SÃ£o Paulo.
Famed jewelry designer Pedro Brando has created two designs – one with a silver skull pendant on the neck of the bottle and another one with a silver ring ($650).