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You may or may not be familiar with Bond no.9. Recognizable by the unique bottle design, Bond no.9 makes 34 different fragrances inspired by the city of New York.
The name of this fragrance collection, Bond No. 9, is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo. They explain their mission as a dual purpose one: To restore artistry to perfumery, and to mark every New York neighborhood with a scent of its own. Each fragrance represents a specific downtown, midtown, or uptown locale or a city-wide sensibility.
They just introduced their latest addition, Brooklyn, which comes in a fun graffiti scrawled bottle. But... in addition to that, Bond no. 9 is having a design competition right now to create the additional visuals for this scent. Unfortunately, there's only 2 weeks left (it's not very well publicized), so... get cracking!
Throughout March 2009, Bond No. 9 invites everyone—amateurs and artists alike—to join their Brooklyn Bottle Design Competition and create additional visuals for this contemporary male-oriented cardamom-cedarwood eau de parfum.
You get a template to download like the one shown below:
* Create your design to fit within the outline of the Bond No. 9 superstar flacon and to include our circular “token” logo. * Any style, figurative or abstract, is fine with us.
* Inspiration can come from anywhere in Brooklyn—DUMBO, Park Slope, Flatbush, Canarsie, Midwood, Bay Ridge, et al.—or from the very idea of Brooklyn.
* Any medium is okay: oil, acrylic, watercolor, house paint, pastel, crayon, Magic Marker, makeup—even a ballpoint pen or pencil will do.
* Completed designs should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or Bond No. 9, 9 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012 by March 31, 2009.
After the two winners are chosen in early April, they’ll put the victorious designs into production, with the winner’s names displayed on the bottles. Each winner will also receive one bottle of Brooklyn per month for a year.
Perhaps some of their more interestingly designed bottles or their special limited editions or will inspire you:
Above: Spirit of Peace, Bryant Park and Andy Warhol Lexington Bottle designs.
Above: West Side
above: Andy Warhol Union Square
Above: Andy Warhol Silver factory
above: Andy Warhol Lexington Street Signature (complete with Robert Lee Morris necklace)
Above: Wall Street and Eau de New York
above: Chinatown regular and Swarovski limited version
above: Fire Island and Coney Island scents
above: Bleecker Street regular and Swarovski limited version
above: Saks Fifth Avenue for Her regular and Limited-Edition Swarovski Snowflake
So, download the template here and start designing!
Shop Bond no. 9 for the fragrances above plus more like candles, gifts and samples.