June 26, 2012

I don’t know what they make Dieline awards out of but they have the density of a black hole and dragging them back to the studio almost gave me a hernia. I met Dieline’s Andrew Gibbs and he’s about 19. He’s not, but he’s not much older and it’s quite amazing how he’s grown that […]

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June 21, 2012

There’s a very funny ad for 42 Below vodka that celebrates Britain for inventing ‘cricket for the Aussies, Rugby for the Kiwis, soccer for the Brazilians and Robbie Williams for the gays.’ Robbie Williams aside, this being the year of the Euros, the World Cup and the Olympics I did get to thinking about whether […]

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June 20, 2012

Ah, Los Angeles. The so-called city of angels. And the city of medals, as it turns out. Awards season is in full swing in the alcoholic drinks industry and the latest results roll call comes from the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. It seems we’re on it (warning: it is quite a long […]

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June 1, 2012

OK, so we really are not ones to boast. But, as Walt Whitman said, if you done it, it ain’t bragging. In which case, this is what the judges from the Harpers Design Awards 2012 said about us: “Whatever the size of the project, Stranger & Stranger approaches drinks design like no one else in […]

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Winning stuff

May 24, 2012

Look, it’s our M&S picking up not one, but two shiny new awards. Yesterday’s Drinks Business Awards at the London International Wine Fair saw us shortlisted five times in total, with wins for VML & Hopper Whitman. All in a day’s work. We’ve more BIG news on the way….watch this space.

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April 18, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld has designed a wine label and… how can I put this? He’s done better work. Look, everyone has an off day, right, but it looks more like a Karl Pilkington. Don’t take my word for it, check it out. I’m assuming he just phoned it in so I can only imagine the meeting […]

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March 23, 2012

Um, yes. We did. We won. For our work with Compass Box, we won best design agency. We won best label. We won best tube. We won best typography. We won best illustration. And we won best design agency. I think I already said that. Full details and pics to follow. This calls for a […]

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World Whiskies Design Awards 2012

March 21, 2012

And the winner is….actually, we don’t know yet. But we’ve been shortlisted for a handful of awards at the WWDAs so we’ll report back after the event tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s Jack:  

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Great stuff

February 9, 2012

Very happy to report that Great King Street, launched last year, has won the Whisky Advocate Award for Blended Malt Whisky of the Year. It was a battle of the bottles between GKS & another great product, Mackinlays. Here’s what they had to say: ‘”..the Mackinlays is all about history and the past. Compass Box Great […]

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Dearly Beloved…

February 1, 2012

Every now and again, along comes a brief that makes us swoon. It goes something like this: you decide. So we did. 30,000 cases. $9.99 per bottle. Sold out in six weeks. Some things don’t last forever. Luckily there are plans to make more. We can’t wait.

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