A collection of wine bottles has just come out and it’s called the Possession: The Unholy Wine Collection. It’s a conceptual red wine collection that includes wines like the ‘Evil demon-Bloody Shiraz’, Haunting Ghost-Spooky Cabernet and ‘old witch-Cursed Pinot Noir’. It has been designed by the Norwegian freelance designer and photographer Daniel Brokstad. In his designer collection, each piece features a custom screen-printed typographical treatment and detailing of symbolic nature which has been packed in a coffin case, so you can well imagine.
The bottles in which these wines come are solid and coffin-shaped, glossy in nature. Each of them are basically notifying of an occult theme such as Satanism, the paranormal and of witchcraft. Each bottle has a design which portrays a particular theme and shows that it was made in a rough manner to contrast with the clean set up and design that it’s supposed to show. This is all what we could interpret from Daniel’s website on his conceptual collection.
Every bottle’s typography has been constructed in a manner that shows a sweeping and ghost-like character. It displays a confident watercolour technique. The scrip is done so effectively that you actually feel that its dramatic, edgy, full-of-energy, evil and spontaneous; all at the same time. Since the detailing is one with a simple colour palette, you can very well understand the theme and get an absolute abstraction of good and devil from the theme.
Rather than the intended ‘unholy’ connotations that the theme was supposed to evoke in you, the symbols confidently have positive religious connotations. Usage of pentagram, which is a symbol of good rather than using a pentacle which usually is associated with Satanism, is a good way of explaining the above. Maybe, it’s not what the designer wanted us to notice or maybe we have just over reached ourselves in unravelling the good and devil in the wine collection. It is however a good mixture of juxtapositions and mixing both the good and the devil. Let’s see how far this goes, till then you can enjoy this new art form which is devil in nature.