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Samurai Vodka

June 22, 2009 | 35 Comments


Designed by Arthur Schreiber | Country: Russia

Amazing package design concept from Russian designer Arthur Schreiber. He’d love to bring this concept to life, so if any of our readers are interested please let him know.


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35 Responses to “Samurai Vodka”

  1. Eric
    June 22nd, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    Wow, I love this concept and it’s very well done.

  2. elle
    June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

    Any reason why the top’s sliding off in the wrong direction? Gravity should be pulling it downward.

  3. Rafael Camargo
    June 22nd, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    No, yor’re not still drunk!

  4. Ben Requena
    June 22nd, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    Slick design, but wouldn’t the top part of the bottle slide down to the right?

  5. Ruben.T
    June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:05 am

    It would after it has been cut. First when it gets sliced it does go upwards very shortly, then it comes down.

    What I am concerned is the actual bottle top and cap. I was wondering about the balance of the top, since 2 parts are split, the very top should be in the middle of both seperate pieces or else the top would weigh more right? ( it would tilt easily. Just my observation.

    Either way amazing idea and concept.

  6. helder
    June 23rd, 2009 @ 2:11 am

    you guys are getting it wrong. the natural position of the bottle is upside down, on your mouth 😉

    i agree on the wrong sliding direction, but this is probably the best packaging i’ve ever seen. 5 thumbs up.

  7. yael
    June 23rd, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    if you’re into anime, here’s a typical scene: a swordsman slices some pillar right through – on an upwards stroke. so, the pillar would be split like that due to the upwards force of the blade. only a moment later would the top half begin to slide down.

  8. Adrian
    June 24th, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    Classy and creative. I especially like the embossed pattern and the slice logo cleverly woven into the bottle and package design. Very nice touches.

  9. nopesorry
    June 24th, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

    fix it. otherwise awesome.

  10. Santi
    June 27th, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    This design is AMAZING! I do not drink alcohol, but I would buy one bottle just for owning such a beautiful design. :-)

  11. Dennis Mueller
    July 30th, 2009 @ 9:52 am

    Why does he not sell the design to 7 Samurai Vodka. They seem like a prime candidate.

    Oh and if it does every hit the market, let me know and I will definitely buy it.

  12. Jamie
    August 9th, 2009 @ 4:37 am

    Sure it would go up first, if you swung the sword that way, but no-one here is saying “that is really cool because it’s opposite day and gravity goes up!”

    so yeah, awesome but wrong.

  13. Nikki
    August 16th, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

    Amazing design.

    As for the “incorrect” positioning of the top half of the bottle —

    if he had done it “correctly” – would it have had the same effect? when you see this bottle, the first thing you think is that a sword was taken to it in an upward right-to-left motion.

    if the top half of the bottle were sliding down, or tilting, or anything else…. would you get it as quickly?

    poets and lyricists get “poetic license” to change words to make things rhyme and fit better….. can’t artist’s be granted “artistic license” to make things more aesthetically pleasing?

  14. SHESHE
    November 11th, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    The reason why the bottle goes up is because the sword sliced the bottle with such impact that before it goes down it goes up. i could picture it already… get it.. the sword slice it up not down that’s why it goes up. looks great though.

  15. Albert
    January 20th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    I agree with people who say that it will slide up for the moment then down again but the fact is that a lot of people won’t recognize that fact and having to explain it to people over and over again will be annoying. Why not just make it simple and change the direction of the cut.

  16. Dan Kearsey
    February 17th, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

    this definitely needs to get out. i saw this image and went to their website looking if i can buy this until i saw that it wasn’t out. i would love to have this.

  17. jason
    February 19th, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    i want it!

  18. Vicky
    February 22nd, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    Awersome design…….bring it on…….waiting to buy it….☺…riteaway

  19. chris
    March 8th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    doesn’t matter what would actually happen to the bottle. this gets the point across, and it’s aesthetically beautiful. It’s art imitating life imitating art. if the top of the bottle was sliding down, i submit that it would look improper and i wouldn’t like the design of the bottle very much.

  20. Kristen
    March 19th, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Gogo production.. I want a bottle!

  21. lee
    September 14th, 2010 @ 2:14 am


  22. Chowmaine
    January 20th, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    PLEEEEEAAASSEEE get this bottle produced. I collect unique vodka bottles and this one is stunning!!

  23. Face
    September 4th, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    How about stop getting all technical about which way the thing is sliding and just enjoy the design as is.

  24. Adrian
    September 6th, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    First of all—killer design (pun intended).

    Second of all—the position of the top slice doesn’t matter. You see the word “Samurai” and you instantly get the concept.

    Third of all—the top half is positioned higher because if it was lower, the bottle would be unbalanced. Plus, the bottle would look lopsided.

    And lastly—if you’re complaining about the top slice in the first place, you don’t know anything about design.

  25. simon
    September 25th, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    I want it! :O

  26. Sam Eve
    September 29th, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    September 4th, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    How about stop getting all technical about which way the thing is sliding and just enjoy the design as is.”

    Design is nice! Why get all technical and judgemental every small little things

  27. Becca
    September 29th, 2011 @ 7:52 pm

    I would LOVE to see this design come to life. ^^

  28. Bruce
    October 10th, 2011 @ 7:04 am

    if your holding the bottle by the neck or perhaps drinking it, it will look like someone sliced the bottle in half and the bottom half is falling

  29. Yngve
    November 8th, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    “Third of all—the top half is positioned higher because if it was lower, the bottle would be unbalanced.”

    Finally. It really shouldn’t be that hard to understand.

    This design is just lovely. I really hope that Arthur gets some interest from a company.

  30. trinh
    July 4th, 2012 @ 3:54 am

    where can i buy the bottle pls help ?

  31. Nikhil
    August 29th, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    This is freaking awesome. Please put this in the market. I want some

  32. Kaffee
    October 24th, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Both my mom and I want to see this done! The concept is super cool and we want to know where to get it when it is produced! 😉

  33. Niki
    June 2nd, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Where can I buy this? Pleaseeeeeeeeee

  34. Ken
    January 26th, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    This is an excellent example of what is called tameshigiri &, yes, the cut would be made from the lower right to upper left. I’ve trained in this martial art for more than 25 years, & would be among the first to buy several bottles for me & for my Sensei (teacher). Please advise if this comes to market.

  35. Joe
    July 28th, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    Put a little extra glass inside the bottom to offset the top and make it stable.

    Excellent concept. Can’t wait to buy one:)

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