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Bond No. 9’s Brooklyn Bottle Design Competition

February 26, 2009
The Original Brooklyn Bottle Design

From Bond No. 9: When we introduced our latest fragrance, Brooklyn, last month, its breakthrough street-art surface design brought praise and a barrage of responses. Well, we already knew that aficionados of the borough of Brooklyn can be opinionated. But so many strong opinions reached us about what a Brooklyn bottle could look like that we realized we’d better offer more options if we knew what was good for us.

So throughout March 2009, Bond No. 9 is inviting everyone (amateurs and artists alike) to join in on their Brooklyn Bottle Design Competition, and to create a bottle design for their this contemporary, male-oriented carndmom-cedarwood eau de parum. If I were even remotely artistic I would totally enter this contest, but alas the full extent of my artistic prowess is limited to drawing sad little stick figures.

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The Ground Rules
  • Create your design to fit within the outline of the Bond No. 9 flacon and to include Bond No. 9’s circular “token” logo (see bottle outline below).
  • Any style, figurative or abstract, is fine.
  • Inspiration can come from anywhere in Brooklyn—DUMBO, Park Slope, Flatbush, Canarsie, Midwood, Bay Ridge, et al.—or from the very idea of Brooklyn.
  • Any medium is okay: oil, acrylic, watercolor, house paint, pastel, crayon, Magic Marker, makeupeven a ballpoint pen or pencil will do.
  • Completed designs should be submitted to or Bond No. 9, 9 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012 by March 31, 2009.

After two winners are chosen in early April, Bond No. 9 will put the victorious designs into production, with the winner’s names displayed on the bottles. Each winner will also receive one bottle of Brooklyn per month for a year.