Friday, January 6, 2012

Message in a Bottle

Today’s post is dedicated to one of the most entertaining guys I know: Mitch Salzman.  He is my coworker and a very creative artist. (This is us: dressed up for 80s night)

Every day for year, Mitch found an empty Jones Soda bottle, filled it with something intriguing (such as candy hearts, sand, or toys) and snapped a photo. He posted the pictures daily on a blog,, with a short note explaining the chosen objects and where they came from. Jones Soda features a different image on each label, all provided by their customers. I love to see how he used labels to set a theme for his bottle, deciding what should go inside. He found trinkets, food, nature, even science experiments to fill the bottles. 

These are a few of my favorites. The first bottle has a childhood photo of Mitch and his siblings that was actually chosen by Jones Soda for the label! The next jar is filled with dog hair scrounged up around his house; disgusting….but creative. The last bottle is perfect. Used artillery shells make such a great back drop for the patriotic dog on the label.

After their moment in the lime light, the bottles retire to custom shelves built along his bedroom wall. He is thinking of doing this project for another year, and I hope he does. 

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