BevShots — Pour Me Some Artwork
Mark my words Design Junkies. This is the next big thing in wall art.
How does your favorite beer, wine, cocktail or cola become striking artwork? When scientists crystallize it and photograph it through a microscope.
BevShots.com, a brand new online business offering customizable wall art based on your favorite beverage, calls it “an intoxicating blend of art and science, their vibrant colors and distinctive patterns bring a truly unique and edgy element into any room.”
It’s a brilliant way to personalize a space with artwork. You’re a sake fan? Adorn your sitting room with a rice wine canvas. Cola lover? Pop a picture over your soda fountain. Tequila? Hang up a shot.
Such a conversation starter for your next cocktail party.
How did BevShots.com come to be? Maybe you remember some mod neckties in specialty stores in the 90′s. According to company spokesperson, Valerie Wickboldt, “Michael Davidson, a professor and top microscopist at Florida State University…in Tallahassee, found a creative way to fund his laboratory by selling images of beverages under a microscope to a necktie company.” His venture, ‘Molecular Expressions’ sold more than a million neckties across the U.S.”
Not much happened with the images since. Until the Florida State University system’s recent effort to find new uses for, and revenue sources from University research projects. The school employed Lester Hutt to research opportunities for the beverage images. He believed so strongly in their potential that he later purchased the images and licenses himself from the University and Davidson. Hutt, a chemist whose resume includes work for NASA’s Mars probe and Apple’s iPod, founded BevShots.
Cola and Vodka
It’s easy to choose a custom BevShots for your room. Simply:
- Browse and pick your image by drink or by color
- Choose image shape (square or rectangle)
- Select print media (canvas or archival print)
- Pick framing options
Chablis and Champagne
Pricing is reasonable with many choices ready-to-hang in the $199 – $500 range.
Wickboldt said, “It’s affordable art for expensive tastes. So that people who want to have a classy art piece and may not be able to spend thousands of dollars; they can do that with BevShots.”
I think they’re plain fun.
Where would you hang a BevShots?