Hennessy is launching a new edition of its Very Special Limited Edition series with a bespoke design crafted by Scott Campbell, acclaimed American tattoo artist.
The bottle design is available at O’Brien’s, Molloys, Next Door and major Independent off licences from September 1, 2016, with an RRP of €36.
Hennessy has a tradition of supporting avant-garde artists, having worked previously with artist Ryan McGuinness and street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.
Scott Campbell is best known for tattooing icons from the worlds of cinema, fashion, art and design, including Marc Jacobs, Heath Ledger, Penelope Cruz and many more. Since 2007, his work has extended into the contemporary art scene, with his sculptures, paintings and drawings exhibited in galleries across the USA, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Inspired by the penmanship of James Hennessy, Scott Campbell’s bottle design includes a pair of wings, a silver and black motif, and the quote “Love without hesitation”. As the artist puts it, the design represents ‘a conversation between two people’.
“It was fun to explore Hennessy’s history, take cues from the brand’s visual identity and just project my world onto it in a way that still respects its personality, and honours its traditions,” the artist said.
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