“Drink me!” – reads Alice on the small bottle in Wonderland. The naive little girl follows the command, and obeys: the flask runs empty, and so at times she shrinks, and other times she transforms into a giant. This mode of action also applies beyond Lewis Carrol’s fairy tale, as every potion bottled up wants the same: get out of the flask.
Over the decades, we’ve developed a plethora of methods as to what to say about the liquid genie sealed with a cork, lid or a ring pull, kept in captivity until the moment of consumption or use, and how to say it. The shape, size and material of the bottle, the markings of the label, the act of opening – so many ingredients striving for the same purpose: to make the product waiting on the shelf appealing without actually letting us get close to the liquid. The message of “drink me” can be conveyed in countless ways. This time, we collected the minimalist labels that reveal the least possible information, but what they do tell, they tell quite strikingly – from Moscow to Montréal.
Tierras de Uva | Gijón, Xixón, Spain