Ballantine’s Celebrates Its 12-year-old Scotch With Creation of Custom Typeface

Ballantine's Whisky TypefaceWhisky-maker Ballantine’s has collaborated with Work Club and Scottish Illustrator Steven Bonner to create a custom typeface inspired by tasting notes in it’s 12-year-old Scotch.

Bonner created illustrated letterforms for B (berries), C (cream), V (vanilla) and H (honey), which are the most noticeable tasting notes of the whisky.

Ballantine’s fans can visit the whisky-maker’s website to create a custom Facebook cover image using the typeface.

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Ballantine’s ‘Loud Blue‘ Platform Adds a Soundtrack to Your Instagram Pics

Ballatines Loud BlueScottish whisky brand Ballantine’s has launched ‘Loud Blue‘, the latest installment in the brand’s ongoing Leave An Impression campaign. Loud Blue is an online music platform that creates an original piece of music inspired by your Instagram pictures.

Simply add the hashtag #loudblue to an Instagram photo and share it to Twitter. In just seconds users receive a Twitter response from @loud_blue containing a link to your personalized soundtrack.

How does it work? Aspects of the photo such as colour, brightness, and people’s faces are used by the application’s algorithm to create a short piece of music. Red in the image will make the tempo slower, while yellow will make it faster. The brightness in areas of the photo will affect how complex the music is. If the application detects a face in the image it will add a vocalization. If there are several faces the vocalizations create a choral effect.

The unique pieces of music were created by Brazilian Electro-House duo Felguk, who will use some of the Instagram-inspired music at an exclusive upcoming live event.

The project was created by London digital and social agency, Work Club.


Ballatine’s Leaves an Impression with World’s First Interactive Tattoo

Scottish whisky-maker Ballatine’s is taking their tagline ‘Leave an Impression’ to the next level with 3 art events streamed live from their Facebook page. The Human A.P.I. campaign features artists wearing head-mounted cameras for a first-person view of the creative process, as well as allowing Facebook visitors to ask questions and make suggestions.

Ballatine's - the Human A.P.I.The first event was streamed on June 16 and featured Paris based tattoo artist K.A.R.L. creating an elaborate animated tattoo. The tattoo took four hours to complete and included a matrix code that when scanned by a mobile phone played a short animation. You can see the video from the event above.

The next event in the Human A.P.I. campaign took place on June 30 and featured J.A.M.I.E., an amazing ice sculptor. The third event will take place live on July 14 at 15:00 GMT (which I believe is 1pm EST) features Bristol, UK graffiti artist 45.R.P.M.

The Human A.P.I. campaign was created by the Work Club with live streaming provided by The Streaming Tank.