Kirk & Sweeney Packaging Illustrated by Steven Noble

Kirk & Sweeney Packaging Illustrated by Steven Noble

Kirk and Sweeney was a wooden schooner, best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the Northeast during the early years of Prohibition as indicated on the "360" glass etched map . The bottle and the raised cork were inspired by the elegantly squat 18th-century onion bottles, which typically contained rum. 

Playing off the concept of global navigation, an antique nautical map was illustrated by Steven Noble that includes the main rum smuggling route is silkscreened around the circumference of the bottle. The neck also features custom hand-numbering by Steven Noble, which speaks to the rare and precious nature of the cargo. Along with the illustrated ornate logo, the illustration of the schooner and the safety seal printed to look like nautical brass, the design serves as a reminder of the risk so many were willing to take for a taste of quality Carribean rum during the 1920′s.
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