Some artists paint with oils. Others create digitally via their laptops. And to some, the whole world is a blank canvas. They’re our favourite type, the ones that know there’s no wrong way to express themselves. For the last 6 years, we’ve been partnering with creatives from all corners of the world to design our limited-edition series. For our 2020 Limited Edition design, there was no one better than Joshua Vides who brings his signature monochromatic style to our iconic bottle.
VIDES’ FINEST MARK
Joshua’s known across the globe for his comic book style transformation of everyday items and spaces with hand-drawn illustrations and bold black and white line work. A style he’s stayed true to since breaking out in the worlds of art, streetwear and beyond.
“I’m more than excited to be working with Ballantine’s on my first official bottle. From the jump the energy has been high and we’ve been able to organically create elements in this project from start to finish. I believe we share a similar drive and determination to create on our own terms – a ‘do it yourself’ mentality ‘till the wheels fall off.“
A perfect creative partner to Ballantine’s ethos of doing things your own way; Vides takes his original approach to design with everything he does without compromising his artistic integrity. Vides has reworked our iconic Finest Bottle and Tin as well as creating a Limited Edition Briefcase and tumbler set in a nod to Ballantine’s prohibition era past.