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Whiskey Business

Created for my college thesis project, I engraved one full-sized whiskey barrel, four whiskey glasses, and one flask to resurface the art of handmade craft.  With today's prominent digital movement, the raw and handmade qualities that make something real and unique seem to have been lost. My goal was to pair this lost art with the technique of hand lettering and illustration. Using a worked and weathered whiskey barrel as my canvas, I was able to achieve the authentic aesthetic I was looking for.  

Engraved on the barrel are quotes from notable whiskey drinkers that I found interesting. Engraved on the glasses are illustrations which represent stereotypical whiskey drinker personalities. Engraved on the flask is the Gaelic word for whiskey.

Barrel Quote Engravings:

"Courage is a vitamin best swallowed with whiskey"

"What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for"

"Give me whiskey or give me death"

"I'd much rather be someone's shot of whiskey than everyone's cup of tea"

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough"

Whiskey Glass Engravings:

Old Ship // Experienced

Revolvers // Formidable

Vintage Strongman // Strong

Campfire // Passionate

Flask Engraving:

"Uisce Beatha" — Gaelic for "Whiskey" // Water of life
 

Photography location courtesy of New York Distilling Company

Hand engraved whiskey barrel and glasses.

Agency: N/A
Client: Rutgers University Senior Thesis
Role: Concept & Execution
About:  Created for my college thesis project, I engraved one full-sized whiskey barrel, four whiskey glasses, and one flask to resurface the art of handmade craft. With today's prominent digital movement, the raw and handmade qualities that make something real and unique seem to have been lost. My goal was to pair this lost art with the technique of hand lettering and illustration. Using a worked and weathered whiskey barrel as my canvas, I was able to achieve the authentic aesthetic I was looking for.  

Photography location courtesy of New York Distilling Company


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