VAPUR® LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE “ANTI-BOTTLE” ARTIST SERIES
Limited-Edition Series Unveiled in U.S. and Canada
Westlake Village, CA (June 14, 2011)—VAPUR®, creators of the flexible, reusable “Anti-Bottle,” is launching its much-anticipated, limited-edition “Artist Series” this June. The series features three winning designs from Vapur’s “Thirst for Design” competition, which took place in the fall of last year.
“Our Artist Series was such a meaningful and important initiative for us. We were thrilled to have an opportunity to invite and foster talent from around the world,” said Jason Carignan, Chief Design Officer and Co-founder of Vapur. “Hundreds of artists from all parts of the globe submitted artwork inspired by the Anti-Bottle’s unique form and innovative style. These three limited-edition designs make Anti-Bottles truly functional works of art.”
The melting pot of winners:
- “Bottle Dweller,” by David Herbst, 24, of Germany — a teal Anti-Bottle, featuring the graphic illustration of the Vapur “Bottle Dweller,” a somber, yet comical oval-shaped character, shielding himself with an umbrella from a downpour of water as the bottle is being filled.
- “Aqua Libre,” by Marcel Weik, 30, of Germany — a red Anti-Bottle with a front and back mask design. The title translates from French to “free water” and is homage to the Mexican style of wrestling, known as “Lucha Libre.”
- “Shark Bait,” by Waqar Hassan Syed, 24, of Pakistan — a blue Anti-Bottle, featuring the image of a clever little fish holding a sign to disguise himself as fierce, toothy shark.
Vapur will first unveil the Artist Series at the Dallas Gift Show on June 22 and will be available at gift shows throughout the summer for new and current authorized Vapur retailers in the U.S. and Canada, while supplies last. The limited edition Artist Series Anti-Bottles are only being made available to consumers through selected brick and mortar retail stores throughout the United States and Canada.
Also being introduced in June are the new Vapur Anti-Bottle “Sweaters” — insulated, sweat-wicking, knit bottle covers that protect the Anti-Bottle from the elements and keep beverages colder, longer. Vapur Sweaters fit both the standard .5L and .4L Fun-Size Anti-Bottles, keeping them cold and stylish. Vapur Sweaters are hand-washable and available in three-color combinations: grey striped, blue striped and pink striped.
All Vapur Anti-Bottles are made in the USA and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty, and create the perfect canvas for the winning Artist Series designs, which are printed onto the front and back surfaces of each bottle. Vapur’s flexible yet durable body uses less plastic than a traditional rigid bottle and takes a smaller amount of energy to produce and transport. The Anti-Bottle is freezable, dishwasher safe, long lasting and BPA-free.
For more information, visit vapur.us.
About Vapur Inc.
Founded in 2009, Vapur Inc., the company behind the original, authentic Anti-Bottle, a foldable, flexible, reusable, eco-friendly water bottle that has developed a cult following of celebrities, green activists, athletes and other active-lifestyle enthusiasts. Designed to make bottled water obsolete, Anti-Bottles are made in the USA, highly durable, freezable, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty. Available in .4L and .5L, Vapur bottles come individually and in two-packs. Created out of a desire to make tap water infinitely portable, universally available and ethically sustainable, Vapur is led by a passionate team of professionals committed to designing fashionable, innovative and eco-responsible products. In keeping with its commitment to the environment, Vapur gives a portion of all Anti-Bottle sales to water-related and environmental causes. The Vapur Anti-Bottle is currently available in the USA, Canada, U.K., Europe and Japan, and will soon be launched in Australia, Singapore and South Africa. For more information, visit www.vapur.us. Follow @Vapur on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vapurtrail, to join the Vapur Trail.