stormhoek bottles

[A print idea for #evilplans. Click on image to enlarge etc.] EUREKA! I had my EVIL PLANS road trip idea, but it was lacking the social object it needed to really work. Sure, driving around Texas with a video camera and an idea about “Dream Big” was all very well, but it needed something to […]

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every product

{Cartoon inspired by this blog post.] [Backstory: About Hugh. Twitter. Newsletter. Book. Interview One. Interview Two. Limited Edition Prints. Private Commissions. Cube Grenades.“EVIL PLANS”.]

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smarter wine, cont’d…

A couple of years ago while working on Stormhoek, I came up with the “Smarter Wine” idea. 2. Everyone’s definition of “smarter” will be different. I’m OK with that. To me, it means continually engaging the customer at a higher level, continually raising the bar. 3. The brilliant thinker, Russell Davies identified four keywords that […]

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wine as commodity

The relatively small, southern French province of Languedoc produces more wine than the entire State of California. Thousands and thousands and thousands of vineyards. Italy alone boasts 500,000 vineyards, and 50,000 individual wine brands. That’s roughly one vineyard for every one hundred people! This is one of the great things about wine is, of course. […]

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stormhoek tweetups

[Click on image to enlarge/download etc. Feel free to use badge for your own needs etc.] Two years ago, Stormhoek sponsored geek dinners. They were a huge success. We’re ready to get back at it. This time, however, we’re going to sponsor Tweetups. If you’re one of the people following me on Twitter, are based […]

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be passionate

[Click on image to enlarge/download/print etc.] This is a lithograph idea I’m playing around with for Stormhoek. The “Be Passionate” line comes from the Stormhoek back label. Rock on.

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stormhoek back label

[Click on image to enlarge/download/print etc.] Yep. I’m back working with Stormhoek again. It’s got new owners, but so far, so good. The good news is, they don’t want me doing anything too differently from what I was doing already. Now that I’m based in the US, I’m hoping to do a lot more geek […]

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looks like i’m back drinking the stormhoek kool-aid again

After a couple of months’ silence on Stormhoek, I’m ready to start talking about it again. [The short version:] Stormhoek basically has new owners, Origin Wines of South Africa. They bought it when Orbital Wines, Stormhoek’s main importer in London, went out of business, due to cash flow problems. Origin Wines is owned by a […]

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