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Homer Simpson, The Wine Bottle

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Valerio Spagnuolo

Aug 3, 2014

The Simpsons was first aired as a series of short segments on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987. And 25 seasons later, it has not only become one of the most watched shows on television, but it has also spawned a feature film and countless imitators. It has gone on to give us catch phrases we use everyday.

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In fact, UC Berkeley has got a course to study the show’s impact called “Simpsons and Philosophy”. And the influence just doesn’t stop there. It has inspired Russian designers to create wine bottles based on the characters.

Why Wine?

Any die-hard fan of the show would know what Homer Simpson’s favourite drink is. For those who don’t, it’s Duff Beer. So the choice by Constantin Bolimond and Dmitry Patsukevich to design wine bottles seems quite peculiar. But the description on the bottle makes you wonder whether the contents of the bottle is really wine. Hence it’s title “Wine, or maybe Not?

The High Brow Inspiration

Piet Mondrian was an early 20th century Dutch painter, who contributed to the evolution of the art form known as neoplasticism, which used three primary colors on a grid over a white background.

How the designers made the connect between his work and this hit TV show is a matter of much wonderment, but the result is quite fantastic. The resulting bottles definitely fit well with the painters aesthetic.

We have no idea what the contents of the bottle taste like, but they seem like a must-have collectors’ item for any fan of the show. We’d like to see bottles based on some of our other favourite characters too.

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