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Photography

Vanishing Spirits: The Beautiful Dried Remains of Single-Malt Scotch by Ernie Button

November 16, 2012

Christopher Jobson


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In his photographic series Vanishing Spirits Phoenix-based photographer Ernie Button explores what happens after the last drop is drunk in his macro photographs of evaporated single-malt Scotch whiskey. Not unlike the recently featured work of Jason Tozer, Button turns the minute details of stained glass into curious landscapes and colorful terrain. Of the project he says:

The idea for this project occurred while putting a used Scotch glass into the dishwasher. I noted a film on the bottom of a glass and when I inspected closer, I noted these fine, lacey lines filling the bottom. What I found through some experimentation is that these patterns and images that you see can be created with the small amount of Single-Malt Scotch left in a glass after most of it has been consumed. The alcohol dries and leaves the sediment in various patterns. It’s a little like snowflakes in that every time the Scotch dries, the glass yields different patterns and results. I have used different color lights to add ‘life’ to the bottom of the glass, creating the illusion of landscape, terrestrial or extraterrestrial.

This is just a preview of a much larger project, see more in his portfolio. (via stacey thinx)

 

 



Food

My Drunk Kitchen: Brunch

May 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Today you’re definitely getting a mix of high-brow and low-brow art, so bear with me. I’m sorry but this is the most brilliant cooking video I’ve ever seen. The sixth in a series by Hanna Hart, who gets drunk and teaches you how to cook. Sort of. Beware language. (thnx, byron)

 

 



Art

The Recovery of Discovery by Cyprien Gaillard: A 72,000 bottle pyramid of beer

May 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Behold the latest installation by French artist Cyprien Gaillard who constructed this 72,000 bottle pyramid of beer in cardboard boxes (a beeramid, if you will) at KW Berlin. After signing a waiver participants are free to climb, open, and consume as many bottles of “Efes” beer as they desire, making this, in my eyes, the pinnacle of modern art as we know it. Though in all seriousness the pyramid is meant to act as a monument and its consumption is intended to illustrate the hyper-destruction of architectural relics that are often relocated to Berlin:

By using the monument – by climbing the sculpture and drinking the beer – its destruction is already initiated. The barbaric removal of single architectural elements that have been transported from their original location to Berlin, embodies both the concept of displacement and a tourist colonialism.

Gaillard’s pyramid will be gradually consumed through May 22. Art Observed notes:

The pyramid is now dilapidated, though one can still make out its general form. The corridor leading to the piece is lined with empty beer bottles, while the floor surrounding the former monument is covered with broken glass and half-smashed beer bottles.

(via we find wildness, art observed)

 

 



Design

Kraken Rum 3D

January 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Epic 3D packaging for Kraken Rum by Stranger & Stranger. The 3D kraken will adorn 750mL bottles and will be available for purchase at the Kraken online store. (via lovely package)

 

 



Design

Zarb Champagne

December 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Dutch brand agency THEY commissioned numerous designers to create alternative packaging for their own brand of champagne, Zarb (French for ‘bizarre’). See much more over at Dezeen. (via iain claridge)

 

 



Design

ShotShell Stainless Steel Shotglass

December 14, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Because mixing guns and alcohol is awesome. A shot glass inspired by shotgun shells available at MadeByAmmo. (via coudal)

 

 



Design

ECO Blown Recycled Bottle Shot Glasses

December 8, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Supremely awesome shot glasses made from recycled bottle glass by Austin artists Dean & Carrie Wolf.