It’s not everyday that we see popular toy brands mashed with popular alcohol brands. It’s an unusual mashup that of course sends all kinds of pop culture messages. I’ve always enjoyed seeing creative bottle designs, and these are definitely interesting. The Nintendo and the Barbie bottles are definitely my favorites. Unfortunately, these are not for sale. They were simply part of an art exhibition.
They were created by Italian designer Anna Utopia Giordano. According to his website, the purpose of this project was to “raise social awareness on topics such as alcohol abuse by teens, alcohol abuse by pregnant women, the disinterest of some parent towards their children, and how far marketers can go to gain the attention of their younger customers.” It reminds me of when I read about how marketers put the very unhealthy sugary breakfast cereals on the bottom shelf at the supermarket so they are perfectly placed for little kids to pick them up, and beg their parents to buy them.
His theory that many parents just stick their children in front of a video game instead of spending quality time with them was one of the things that inspired him to create these unusual bottles. If you’d like to see more from this collection, you can click over to Pop Bottles (courtesy of Google translate). There is even a Hello Kitty vodka bottle in there. To see more unique bottle designs, check out these Evian Star Wars Bottles.