Helped Bulleit Frontier Whiskey bring the classic craft of neon back to LA with its latest campaign. Committed to discovering new frontiers and revitalizing old ones, Bulleit debuted a 30-foot neon installation at Grand Central Market kicking off the fully integrated campaign.
The installation was created by legendary neon artist and “The Neon Queen” Lisa Schulte with illustrations by artist Brendan Donnelly. The art features symbolic references to LA’s culture.
Bulleit partnered with bartenders around LA to create neon inspired cocktails based on six of the icons featured on the board and will be available at bars throughout the city. We also created recipe videos so Bulleit fans can make and enjoy at home.
Debuting later this fall, we partnered with renowned writers to create stories centered around those same icons. Pultizer-nominated Lydia Millet wrote “Mermaid, Cowboy” inspired by the mermaid depicted in the rocks glass. L.A. stalwart Jim Krusoe wrote “Surfer’s Blood,” based off a shark eating a taco. Other writers include Patty Yumi Cottrell, Mike Sacks, and more.
Appeared on a Korean variety show. Apparently it’s the “coolest” thing to get your photo in front of when you’re on vacation in LA.
Governor candidate campaigning in front of sign.
Bulleit partnered with Saatchi Art on an exclusive Neon Collection curated by Saatchi Art's Chief Curator, Rebecca Wilson. The collection includes a series of messages in a bottle created by renowned neon artist Lisa Schulte alongside a number of collectable neon artworks by Schulte and select artists represented by Saatchi Art.
All proceeds from the sale of Lisa's Message In A Bottle works went to the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) for the restoration of historic neon signage. All sold out in one day...