Absolut, the vodka company, is running “Absolut Blank”, an integrated advertising campaign featuering work by range of installation artists. Under the tagline “It all starts with an Absolut Blank,” the campaign blends print, interactive, digital, and installation art as the artists used the blank canvas of the bottle to indulge their creative inspirations including light installations, murals and collages. The campaign, which highlights various mediums of artistic expression, launched in the UK this week.
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“In ABSOLUT BLANK, ABSOLUT has boldly made its iconic bottle into a blank canvas to inspire artists throughout the world to collaborate and fill it with creativity. We brought together creative collaborators from a variety of disciplines and watched the journey from pure white canvas to exceptional pieces of art. The result depicts how artists and creativity are inspired through ABSOLUT,” says Mark Hamilton, Global Marketing Director at The Absolut Company. The 18 artists participating in ABSOLUT BLANK represent a variety of creative disciplines from across the globe; from drawing, painting and sculpting to film making and digital art. Among the artworks are UVA’s high intensity, bright and striking light installations, Mario Wagner’s attention-grabbing cut-out imagery, the colourful and playful graphic design of Aesthetic Apparatus, the bold illustrations of Kinsey and the detailed work of Good Wives and Warriors.
Absolut Blank Credits
The Absolut Blank project was developed at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York by chief creative officer Mark Figliulo, creative director/copywriter Sue Anderson, associate creative director/art director Hoj Jomehri, art Producer Teresa Rad, executive producer Robert Valdes, senior producer Darryl Hagans, assistant producer Ellen Fitzgerald
Retouching was done at E-Graphics by director/editor Kief Davidson, editor Lauren Giordano, assistant editor Gabriel Chavez. Art materials and logistics were produced at Alarming Industries.
Editor was Hank Corwin at Lost Planet with executive producer Krystn Wagenberg.
Visual effects were produced at The Moving Picture Company (MPC) New York, by executive producer Justin Brukman, producer Louisa Cartwright, VFX supervisor Marcus Wood and 3D artist Liam Griffin. Telecine was produced at MPC Los Angeles by colorist Mark Gethin.
Music is by The Octopus Project.
Artists in the Absolut Blank project are Adhemas Batista, Aestethic Apparatus, Alex Trochut, Brett Amory, Dave Kinsey, David Bray, Eduardo Recife, Fernando Chamarelli, Good Wives & Warriors, Jeremy Fish, Ludovica Gioscia, Marcus Jansen, Mario Wagner, Morning Breath, Robert Mars, Sam Flores, Thomas Doyle, UVA, and Zac Freeman.