Ulysses Whiskey x Art
Ulysses Whiskey x Art is a unique coming together of master distillers and a literary masterpiece, resulting in a collection of 18 Special Editions, each a highly collectable and rare whiskey, released every year on Bloomsday, June 16th. Each distillers’ unique contribution will be immortalized during the next 18 years and bottled with unique labels designed each year by Stranger & Stranger.
New York’s Via Carota Restaurant Launches A Craft Cocktail Brand
Via Carota Craft Cocktails have launched a line of ready-to-drink classics, White Negroni, Classic Negroni, Espresso Martini, Signature Martini, Signature Manhattan, and Old Fashioned. Each offering is housed in artful decanters designed by industry standouts Stranger & Stranger.
Graphis Packaging 10 awards
We won Platinum, Gold, Silver, and an Honorable Mention in this year's Graphis 10 awards for Eminente, X Muse, Dada Chapel, Stranahan's, Hangar 1 Smoke Point, and Savoia.
World Liqueur Awards 2022
Our new packaging design of Kings Ginger for Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits wins the World Liqueur Award for Best Liqueur Design, Best Bottle Design!
World Vodka Awards 2022
Proud to win Label Design Gold and Bottle Design Bronze for Dada Potato Vodka & Bottle Design Silver for Good Vodka at the 2022 World Vodka Awards!
GDUSA American Package Design Awards winners December 2022
Check out all our GDUSA Awards winners in the latest online edition of GDUSA Magazine! Flip to pages 168-169.
This Single Malt Whiskey Toasts to the Final Season of ‘The Walking Dead’
The collectible bottle comes with packaging that true fans of the series will appreciate, complete with several quotes on the bottle from characters in the show like Michonne, Daryl, Rick, and Hershel.
World Vermouth Awards 2022
Proud to have won Best Label Design for our Azaline pack, at the World Vermouth Awards 2022!
World’s Drinks Awards 2022 winners
World's Best Vodka, Rum, Whisky, Vermouth and Liqueur categories.
Leading designers reveal the biggest trends in packaging design of 2022 so far
"We're noticing an increase in the number of requests to design bespoke glass bottles," says Ivan Bell, group CEO and managing director at Stranger & Stranger. "Clients are deciding to invest in their brands and go bespoke with stand-out bottle structures; designs that allow a brand to be more individual and iconic."
“Art of ITALICUS” – a book created to celebrate the brand’s anniversary and its vision.
September 1st marks five years of the Art of ITALICUS and the anniversary of the brand. ITALICUS - Rosolio di Bergamotto is excited to announce they have once again partnered with the renowned and award-winning designers,Stranger & Stranger.
For the 5th year, we've been awarded DESIGN AGENCY OF THE YEAR!
Thank you to the International Spirits Challenge 2022
A resurrected distillery is this summer’s hottest bourbon trail destination
Castle & Key Distillery’s various gins showcase seasonal botanicals, many of them grown on-site in the ruins of an old warehouse, and even its vodka is designed to appeal to serious drinkers, being made from scratch with a true whiskey mashbill instead of neutral grain spirit.
Moët Hennessy Announces Its New Ultra-Premium Tequila Volcán X.A
The tequila industry continues to see a noticeable uptick in popularity and as a result, spirits imprints across the board have been seizing any opportunity they can get to cash in on the action. The latest to hop on the train is Moët Hennessy — the wine and spirits umbrella company that currently owns brands like Hennessy, Dom Perignon and Belvedere — which has just announced its newest tequila Volcán X.A.
‘Peaky Blinders’ gets its own official whiskey from Bushmills
By order of the Peaky Blinders. The “Prohibition Recipe” bottles designed by Stranger & Stranger harken back to whiskeys made and aged around the 1920s.
Fedrigoni 2022 Top Paper Awards
Take a look at all the beautiful pieces showcased, and our own Ivan Bell amongst the judging panel! Fedrigoni Top Award is a celebration of beauty and creativity. It is a tribute to hard work, design and expression using Fedrigoni Papers and self-adhesives materials. It is the only award in the world that honours graphic designers, printers and customers together as a team.
ArtsThread and Gucci announce judges for global design graduate show 2022
Our own Cosimo Surace to judge ARTSTHREAD and Gucci global design graduate show 2022!
Communication Arts Award of Excellence
Very pleased to announce an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts for our design of Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits' The King's Ginger.
Pentawards Talk with Ivan Bell
Our own Ivan Bell enjoyed a great panel discussion at the PENTAWARDS festival last Friday on the future of the design agency with Emma Follett (Design Bridge) and James Ramsden (Coley Porter Bell), thanks to you both and thanks to Reuben Christian for hosting our discussion.
PaperSpecs Live [unboxed] virtual/hands-on event
Love to hear about the good old days when he’d trade design for wine? Don't miss the next PaperSpecs Live [unboxed] virtual/hands-on event with a special appearance by our own Kevin Shaw!
England’s ‘first’ Bourbon unveiled
"The unique bottle was designed by Stranger & Stranger and draws on the colours of the jersey Lester Piggott wore when he rode Never Say Die to victory in 1954."
Amazing to see our design and packaging works awarded in The Spirits Business Awards 2022
Winners: Bevridge tasting kit, Castle & Key Distillery Untold Story, Compass Box Menagerie, Hotaling & Co. Hirsch Horizon, Old Potrero, Australian Distilling - Old Young's and Gingin Gin's Gingin Gin, Powers, Proximo Spirits Bushmills single malt range, Rockey's milk punch.
Stranger & Stranger crafted the packaging design for Manhattan's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition
The spirits brand was Manhattan's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition, and the packaging design aptly reflects this historical characteristic.
NFT. WTF? Kevin Shaw on why we should all steer clear of NFTs
Sometimes it can be wiser to stand back from the latest technology craze to see what it is all about before diving in. That’s definitely the case with NFTs, argues Kevin Shaw, founder and owner of Stranger & Stranger.
Daddy Rack whiskey becomes the first of its kind to launch in Waitrose
Tennessee straight whiskey Daddy Rack has achieved nationwide presence in the UK through Waitrose, the first ‘Double Mellowed’ spirit to be offered by the retailer.
Shanken News Daily Interview: Treasury Americas’ John Wardley On The Growth Of 19 Crimes
Stranger & Stranger’s 19 Crimes features in Shanken News Daily
Isle of Raasay whisky packaging wins top award at the Luxury Packaging Awards.
Stoelzle Glass Prestige Spirits won the Luxury Drinks – Primary Pack Award at the recent Luxury Packaging Awards. Their work on our Isle of Raasay Whisky packaging won the top award.
Hangar 1's latest spirit is distilled from grapes damaged in the 2020 Glass fire.
Can there be an upside to wildfires that ravaged some California vineyards? At Hangar 1, a spirits company in Alameda, California, they may have found one. Smoke Point Vodka is distilled from the juice of Napa Valley merlot and malbec grapes damaged in the 2020 Glass fire. Proceeds from sales are being donated to the California Fire Foundation, which supports firefighters and their families.
Eminente packaging wins Diamond at Pentawards 2021
DIAMOND – BEST OF SHOW, Eminente Reserva by Moët Hennessy, France, and Stranger & Stranger, UK With its crocodile-shaped logo and textured glass bottle, this rum was inspired by its native Cuban land that locals call “Isla del Cocodrilo” (Island of the crocodile).
How Treasury Wine turned to gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg to solve its Crimes
Stranger & Stranger’s 19 Crimes packaging features in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! What will you be drinking today?
Pentawards Seminars: Kevin Shaw: What the heck is going on?
In case you missed it; here is our inspiring founder, Kevin Shaw talking at the PENTAWARDS Festival Spring Edition: What the heck is going on?
Drinking an Old Fashioned? Great. Being old fashioned? Not so great.
Check out these 22 pioneering women who are bringing bourbon into the future. As the landscape of bourbon continues to shift–women now make up 40% of the consumer base–these distillers, blenders and innovators are leading the way to a more inclusive industry.
Pernod Ricard unveils more sustainable Beefeater Gin Bottle
Pernod Ricard unveils new Beefeater Gin Bottle
Stranger & Stranger scoop awards at the Spirits Business Design and Packaging Masters awards
Result! We scooped a Master in Class, 13 Masters, 4 Golds and 3 Silver at the Spirits Business Design and Packaging Masters Awards - AMAZING!
LiveWaves Design #6 - "Telling Stories with Paper" with Stranger & Stranger
The LiveWaves design masterclass with Stranger & Stranger was extremely insipiring. A showcase of trailblazing works, stunning labels and pure creativity. Watch now the full recording of the webinar by Kevin Shaw .
Forbes | The World’s Best Tequila — According To The International Spirits Challenge
Earlier this year the International Spirits Challenge convened for its annual evaluation of all things alcohol. Over the past 25 years, the British-based competition has emerged as one of the preeminent judgings in the world of liquor.
The Buyer | Why good design is even harder than the ‘F***, Marry, Kill’ game.
Kevin Shaw is paid to know what good drinks design looks like. It’s what has made his agency, Stranger & Stranger, arguably the most coveted drinks design agency in the world.
Dieline | Junipero Gin Invites You To Have 'More Firsts, Less Fear'
Stranger & Stranger’s Junipero Gin packaging features in this month's Dieline magazine.
World Brand Design | Stranger times
Stranger & Stranger’s Stranger Times packaging features in this month's Dieline magazine.