This wine bottle design appeared in the AIGA San Francisco Fall Gala 2008: Put A Cork In It. Area designers and studios were asked to contribute one of a kind designs to be auctioned off for charity.
When I was invited to participate in the auction, I asked for my coworkers at VIZ Media (a licensor and distributor of manga, anime and other Japanese media) to collaborate with me on the design. We wanted to reflect our personal aesthetics as well as gesture back toward the material we worked with everyday. By having multiple artists contributing work, it becomes a “wall” of multiple pieces overlapping in the way similar to how graffiti is seen. I used some loose wordplay to come up with a theme for the bottle. “Nihongo” means Japanese language. If you further breakdown the kanji, the word can mean heaven and nirvana. “Go” is the number five and also a movement toward action.
AIGA San Francisco Fall Gala, Put a Cork In It. (2008)
HOW magazine, “Turn Downtime into Playtime.” (February 2010)
AIGA San Francisco (2008)
Lead Designer, Illustrator: Frances O. Liddell-Rodriguez
Illustrators: Fawn Lau, Misaki Kido, John Kim