“Craft is about a commitment to a standard, and to a way of doing things…a real appreciation of doing things the right way,” Christian Helms, an Austin, TX native who’s one of Jack Daniel’s annual Independence Day poster creators. This year, Arnold Worldwide’s moving from Yee-Haw Industries and working with independent artists from not only Austin, but Berkeley, CA and Brooklyn, NY to create hand-made posters representing the importance of tradition and craft.
The American whiskey brand documented each poster-maker’s process, reflecting the time and energy put into their unique creations. Jack Daniel’s still mass-manufactures their whiskey (otherwise you couldn’t buy it for 15.00 at your local liquor store), but this campaign gets at the down-home, historic roots of the amber liquid creators.
The videos are featured on Jack Daniel’s newly redesigned website (also an homage to the history behind the brand) and on Facebook. They’ll also be shown in bars across the nation, alongside the finished posters.
America the Beautiful: where independent artists, international agencies, and whiskey giants celebrate together. Happy fourth!
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