Mystic Ice World

Create the next limited edition design on the iconic Wodka Gorbatschow bottle.


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Dear Creatives,

It is an honor to do this for a second year. Last year we've done the first Limited Edition crowdstorm with Wodka Gorbatschow with razorxx and Neon as the winning design. We've enjoyed seeing it in the stores across Germany. Way to go, razorxx!

This year we are opening again the creative gates to you. The theme is "the Mystic Ice World". It means that your design should be inspired from the myths and stories that are told around the icy regions of the world. You can pick an existing myth or story, or you can create your own.

To get your inspiration flowing, we've even created a Pinterest board for you. Please note that that's just to get you inspired. ;)

Make sure to read the brief first. That will answer a lot of your questions. After that, download Your Project Kit . There is a very important Tutorial PDF in there for you. Basically, in order to be produced, any design will eventually be adapted to the production technical requirements. Generally speaking, the better your design reflects the technical printing requirements, the bigger your chance of being selected for the shortlist that will go into the Public voting that determines the final winner.

Please note that this is not a bottle design task, but a graphic design task (on the bottle, on the label(s) and/or the lid). The bottle stays as it is. You can work directly on the "Clear Bottle Template" from Your Project Kit.

And last but not least, each week we will have the Client's Pick Of The Week – one of the client's favorite idea(s) submitted so far, which will also win a symbolic Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt.

That's it for now. Let me know if you have questions.

Looking forward to the first designs, ;)


Hello, I have a question: can I submit more than one design within the same file?

This was answered in a private message, right? :)

Happy New 2017 to everyone! :]]]] Great new project from Wodka Gorbatschow, lets make them happy with our designs! Stay creative ;]

Hey Diana. I need to explain a little more printing technology. In Technical Design Requirements document are two steps. 1. Design on the bottle (with two ways) and 2. The label. Is it ok to create for example Partly printing on bottle (second way in Design on the bottle) and together with for example transparent label? Thanks for help. :)

Best Tomas

Dear Tomas,

Thank you for your questions. Yes you can create that (part printing on the bottle with transparent label). Anything else I can help you with?

Have a great day, Diana

Thank you, Diana. Now I fully understand it. :)

Hi everyone,

I am excited to already see the first designs coming in. ;) This will be a very interesting project, with outstanding submissions.

A quick & important reminder: please be transparent with your design sources.

If you've used material (images, graphics, icons, fonts etc.) that is not yours (originally created by you) and/or you've inspired yourself from a graphic source where the result is pretty similar to the source, please share that with us in your upload form (either in each attachment and/or the last upload question)!

It is your responsibility, as the creator of the design, to state that. You will avoid a lot of (legal) trouble later and it shows to the other creatives your transparent work. You will also keep the client out of (legal) trouble and the client can see exactly what they need to purchase.

Thank you & I wish you an awesome weekend, Diana

Hello, can anyone tell me where the designers of the 2016 project got these cool close-up mock-ups of the bottle? In the project kit is only one angle and it's not cut out and the design won't go around the bottle well. Thank you!

Hey onedesignz,

Thank you for your question. And I hope you've had a good weekend.

Some of them are good at product design, so they even recreate their own bottles. However that's too much work. In Your Project Kit there is a folder with 3D views called "Wodka Gorbatschow - 3D Bottle (mtl; obj - format)". You can either use that if you work with 3D software, or, if you use Photoshop, you can open the two .obj files with Photoshop. There you have a side view.

If this doesn't work for you, let me know what you need and I will do my best to see how we can make that available.

All the best from Berlin, Diana

I have a few questions... 1) Hot foil can be used only in the label area? 2) The label could have holes (not transparent parts) in it? The winning design from the last year had a printed label (hot foil I guess) with a lot of empty parts and no transparent material was used to fill them as I could see in the official photos of the finished product. 3) The printable areas in the Project kit are a little bit unclear... On the label area is one big blue zone covering the most of 2 green little areas. All the edges of the area are counted as blurry printing areas, or just the top and bottom ones? Also what's the difference between the green and the blue areas? 4) If we print some elements on the glass in the label area we can still apply a label on the bottle using holes or transparent parts in order to combine the techniques? 5) It is possible to print the whole bottle in 2 colors without using a gradient, like 2 individual parts clearly separated? The label can be used to mask the edge if this solution is possible but the transition can't be a clear line? 6) The white square close to the round area on the bottom of the bottle is unprintable? 7)Effects like a pure opaque glass (or sea glass effect) can be obtained int the painting process of the whole bottle or the reflections can't be removed 100%?

Thanks a lot :D

Hey Andrei,

Cool to see you interest in this project. And thank you for your questions. Here we go..

1) Yes, in the two labels areas. Where else were you thinking about using it?

2) No, the bottle which will be produced cannot be produced with holes in the label. The winning design from last year did not have any either, it is just that the blue color on the labels was the same as the blue color on the bottle - and there are embossments. So, the visual final effect could be that the label(s) had holes.

3) You are correct, for the main label there is a blue area that wraps the bottle around, and then two green areas of different shapes - all three overlapping each other, and the edges of this overlap are blurred. It is shown like this because it follows the printing process: not all areas are printed at the same time, but one by one. It is almost like working with layers in Adobe ;) But, other than that there is no difference between the blue and the green areas. We've colored them differently for visual ease. Can I clarify it further for you?

4) Yes, and with a transparent label (holes don't work).

5) You can cover the bottle in one color with one gradient. I will ask further if two colors are possible, but I don't think so. I will get back to you asap.

6) Yes, it is not printable.

7) I did not understand this question. Can you rephrase it?

Cheers, Diana

So, in the printable blue area on the bottom we can't use hot foil? Also if we use an embossment it isn't required to cover all the label area and it can have empty spaces like the winning design from the last year? (that were the holes I was talking about) And, using the last year winner as an example, the embossed design is free from any printing requirements (as long as it is in the label area the printing edges do not apply)?

About the opaque bottle effect, I wanted to know if an pure matte effect can be obtained using a special painting so any glass specific reflections can be removed and the bottle could have the same appearance as this bottle: ?

This image illustrate better my question about the matte effect on the bottle... It can look like this: ?

Dear Andrei,

About the matte technique, if you want to go for it, do it - the client will do their best to make it happen as close as possible to the original design.

The blue areas (C1 & C2) at the bottom areas for printing ON the bottle (not on a label that goes on that bottle). Having clarified that, you can print whatever you want in that area. You can leave empty spaces, of course, be it ON the bottle (in the blue and green areas), or on the LABELS. ;)

Anything else I can help you with? :) Diana

Dear Andrei,

I have the answer to the two color separation question. I am not sure what you are going for in terms of design, however what we know from the client is that two colors would be possible, but the clean & clear separation between the two cannot be guaranteed (that's because the bottle is first lacquered, and then painted with the two colors). So, probably there will be color bleeding into each other. What did you have in mind?

Hugs, Diana

Hey Andrei, a quick update. The matte effect is possible - they will simply paint the bottle with a matte paint. ;)

Dear Creatives,

What makes the difference between this year's and last year's Wodka Gorbatschow Limited Edition? The "Mystic Ice World" theme. Basically, you need to come up with a myth or story from the icy regions of the world, original or invented, to inspire your design (read more about it in the brief).

What is a myth? "A myth is any traditional story consisting of events that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural, explaining the origins of a cultural practice or natural phenomenon. The word -myth- is derived from the Greek word mythos (μῦθος), which simply means -story-." (please read more on Wiki).

What is "mystic"? Mystic / Mystery means "anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown, obscure, puzzling .. read more here".

Now ask yourself, do you have such a story for your design? And when your design sits on the shelf, is the feeling of "mystic", "ice world", "myth", "story" immediately communicated to the passing-by customer?

We've also made up a Pinterest moodboard to inspire you - find it here.

Looking forward to your designs mystic designs & stories! Diana

Today we are happy to announce the winner of the first Client's Pick Of The Week (week 1: 3.01 - 8.01): Cătălin Oltei with the submission "Old Norse"

Congratulations for bringing out an interesting Norse mystic story through an even more interesting design. Even more impressive, considering the fact that you've joined jovoto only a couple of weeks ago. A Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt will be on its way soon. ;)

Looking forward to the next Client's Pick Of The Week. All the best from Berlin, Diana

Dear Creatives,

The Halftime Feedback is the moment in time when the client gives us feedback on the ideas submitted so far, and it usually happens mid-through the project.

For this project we have 2x Halftime Awards (€300 / each). To be eligible for these awards, please upload your ideas and updates before Tuesday January 17th, 5pm (UTC+1, Berlin time).

Looking forward to your designs & mystic stories! Diana

Jess- A quick question. What happened to the karma points on our profile page? Are you still using them? How do we see them? Thanks

Diana here. ;) The karma points are still on. It is just that with the profile redesign we are looking into the best way to visualize the karma. Keep collecting it! It will be back. Thanks, Diana

Sorry about the address to Jess, and thanks for the info on the Karma points. have a great day!

No worries, :) Thank you.

Second thought, about the karma points. Why not just put them with the stats, seems obvious I think!

I noticed the 3d bottle file doesn't have a lid. Final renders will look unfinished.

Dear Bengamin,

I will check the files for you and get back to you asap.

Cheers, Diana

Hey Bengamin,

You are right. The 3D files are missing the lids. We can try to ask the client if they have the views with the lids. If not, what you can do is add the lid afterwards. So, you export the file as a regular image (i.e. png) and then add a (designed) lid in Photoshop, Illustration, or your 2D software of choice. You can crop the lid out from the "Pure bottle template" or "Bottle with current design".

Let me know what you prefer. ;) Diana

Thanks Diana, I might just model one in 3D. :)

Just an image - Arctic Project! Penguins and/ or expedition divers (e.g. glass sculptures) in Wodka Gorbatschow bottles ... as frosty design addition to abstract graphics ......

Hey Barberina, do you have a question I can help with?

Dear Diana: Thank you for your interest & message: Yes- maybe.. I just had the spontaneous idea of the driver and swimming penguins in the bottle when watching arctic expedition movies (research) ..... , but I guess that sculptures inside the bottle might not be allowed ? O.K. , Here are the questions: 1. Are sculptures in the bottle allowed for the project?, 2. Is the deadline for ideas & Concepts 17.1.2017, 3. Are third parties for realization allowed (sculptures), movie (mobile app & Video/ slideshow (published idea: Arctic Expeditions) and / or collaboration with other Jovoto designers? Thank you very much in advance for your reply. Interesting projects !

  1. Real sculptures in the bottle are indeed not possible. Were you thinking of sculptures made of glass, or what exactly? ;)
  2. 17.1.2017 5pm (Berlin time) - is not the deadline to submit ideas in this project. It is the deadline though for the Halftime feedback - basically if you want to win one of the two Halftime Awards, or if you want to have your idea discussed with the client. But the actual end of the idea submission period is February 7.
  3. We love it when people collaborate with each other here at jovoto. So go ahead and make teams with others. Third party material is allowed - but ONLY AS LONG AS you share with us the source of the third party material (a link to that page) AND if the client could use for with commercial purpose – freely or by buying it. If a picture let's say is not for sale or is not for free use, and if the artist behind it cannot be reached to be asked, then obviously that image / icon / font etc. cannot be used in the design.

Any more questions? Diana

Dear Diana: Thank you for your reply. Glass sculptures inside the bottle were just " an image" as mentioned . I just wanted to add a sketch for explanation, but no possibility to add it.....

I am not sure if I am understanding. Can you please send me an example to That would be great. And also an explanation what you mean with video & mobile apps. Thanks! I will be then able to help you further. ;)

Hi Diana! How does it work with the Pick of the Week? Is that design automatically going into the Client´s Shortlist? And all other designs of that week are automatically out of the game, meaning won´t be selected by the Client anymore? Or will there be more than 5 designs in the final shortlist?

Dear BoissinDesign,

Thank you for your questions. The Pick of the Week represents one of the client's favourite design for that week. It doesn't mean that this design will automatically go on the final shortlist for the social voting, nor does it mean that the other designs are out of the game. Not at all.

We just want to share with you some designs that caught the eye of the client, but all designs are in the game with equal chances.

Does this answer your questions? Have a great weekend, Diana

Hi Diana, May I ask a question about the label printing? There are many options for label printing, but I wonder if the double side printing is possible. I'll appreciate it if you can let us know. Thank you.

Dear Daniel, thank you for your question. Do you mean on the inner side as well?

Yes! Diana, that's what I mean. Just wondering if it is possible. Thank you so much!

Yes it is, and we are strongly encouraging it. Please consider though that when you print on the inside of the back label (I am assuming that that's what you will do), on the front of that back label will have to be all the normal info that usually is printed there on the regular Wodka Gorbatschow bottle. ;)

Can I help you further? Diana

Hi, Diana. So if I do the back label design, the front of that label should be simple and regular. Maybe I will just take reference of the information and the logo size from the current bottle design. Thanks, Diana.

Dear everyone,

A quick, but such an important reminder from the brief - please also show the bottle with your design on a white background, so that we can understand how the bottle really looks like. Many times, when you use a certain background image or color, it is unclear if the bottle really looks like that, or if it is the result of the background (effects).

Thank you & have an awesome Monday! Diana

Diana suggested to share the links (my research for a movie/ slide show “Arctic Expedition”), examples) under the brief for “inspiration” for everyone. Here there are, the interesting pictures, e.g.:,,,
HAPPY Creating ......

I myself loved checking out Vincent Munier's photographs, and the Wild Touch Expeditions videos. Click away, you won't be sorry I think.

Thank you, Barberina. ;)

Dear Creatives,

This is the last hour when your new submission can be up for one of the two Halftime Awards. Can you still submit after that? Of course, however your submission won't be eligible for these two awards, but it will be eligible for all the other awards. ;)

If you have questions for the client that haven't been asked yet, I can get them answered for you during the Halftime Feedback call. You can still ask them today - by hitting Reply to this comment or by sending me a PM (private message).

Many thanks & looking forward to tomorrow's Halftime Feedback sharing with you. Hugs, Diana

Dear wonderful creatives,

The Halftime Feedback A big thank you from the Wodka Gorbatschow client team. They loved going through your ideas and we enjoyed chatting about them with them. I have just posted the five main points that came out of this fruitful conversation. I am sure that you will find them very helpful when working on your ideas in the remaining 20 days of submission. Ps: The winners of the two Halftime Awards will be announced ASAP shortly. Thank you for staying tuned!

The Client's Pick of the Week Also, last but not least, I am happy to announce the second Client's Pick of the Week: it's shapewolf with his design "Mystic Mountain". Congratulations, shapewolf, that's some impressive work with the seen and unseen part of the "ice mountain" and of the vodka bottle. A symbolic T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project closes. :)

Have a gorgeous evening everyone! Diana

Dears, could you please specify which font is used for "Wodka Gorbatschow" and could I use any other font for that. Thank you!

Dear Norayr,

You can use any typeface you want. However, if you'd like to know the font(s) used by Wodka Gorbatschow, let me know and I will find them out for you.

Hugs, Diana

I would love to know that also!

Hi there,

I have an answer for you. The Wodka Gorbatschow logo is based on a self designed typeface, and for the rest, they usually use "Officina Sans". Attaching it now to the Download Material section, together with a vector version of the logo.

I hope this helps, Diana

And........... the two Halftime Awards (€300) winners are: Double Arctic by corinnakraushaarBorealis by Tommaso Balladore

Congratulations, Corinna and Tommaso, for two ideas which stand out one in terms of mythical power, and the other one in terms of beauty and mystery, which perfectly fit this year's theme! Keep going! Diana

Super thanks Diana! and thanks Wodka Gorbatschow! And congrats Corinna! Come in Italy so we can celebrate together ... with a glass of vodka! ;-)

Congratulations guys!!!

Congratulations ..... !

Hi Diana, It was asked earlier if you could provide the name of the Font for Wodka Gorbatschow title, I realize it might be customized, but is there a font that's similar.

Dear tcurtisart,

I have an answer for you. The Wodka Gorbatschow logo is based on a self designed typeface, and for the rest, they usually use "Officina Sans". Attaching it now to the Download Material section, together with a vector version of the logo.

I hope this helps, Diana

Dear Creatives of the World!

There are two weeks left and today I am happy to announce the The Client's Pick of the Week for last week (16.01 – 22.01.2017) – Arctic Winds by G Sasha Thank you, G Sasha for sharing with us a beautiful representation of the iconic bear, in a powerful way and in a strong connection with this year's theme. A symbolic Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project ends.

I see a lot of new ideas and new updates. Cannot wait to see what's coming next! Hugs, Diana

One more message for today with a reminder: please be transparent with your design sources!

If you've used material (images, graphics, icons, fonts etc.) that is not yours (originally created by you) and/or you've inspired yourself from a graphic source where the result is pretty similar to the source, please share that with us in your upload form (either in each attachment and/or the last upload question).

It is your responsibility, as the creator of the design, to state that. You will avoid a lot of (legal) trouble later and it shows to the other creatives your transparent work. You will also keep the client out of (legal) trouble and the client can see exactly what they need to purchase.

Thank you, Diana

Hello, Diana! Can i still submit an idea? I see that there's already some winners. Congratulations btw!!

Dear Maria,

Nice to hear that! You still have 8 days and 19 hours to submit. Only the Halftime Awards were given, so there is still a lot to win.

Anything else I can help you with? Cheers, Diana

Hai, Diana! Are the client consider these printing method only: offset printing, screen printing, flexo printing (special finish) and hot foil embossed printing? Or we can suggest new printing method, like Lenticular, UV printing & Hologram, too?

Hi Kah Khiong Lee, on the bottle or on the labels?

Ok. I will ask and get back to you. ;)

Dear Kah Khiong Lee,

Unfortunately there is no easy answer that the printing methods mentioned by you will work 100% for sure on the labels. Depending on the printed image and the printing method, the stiffness of the label can change, which can lead to problems during application. That's why a test is therefore inevitable and it requires time.

The best is that you (and the other creatives) come up with new printing suggestions for the label, and then, if the client likes the design, they will check if it can be produced.

Sounds good? Anything else I can help you with? Diana

Thank you, Diana!

I saw a lot ideas with new & Interesting printing method, some of them quite realistic in rendering! But, unsure whether it can be produced or now! Your reply gave us hope that we shouldn't worry too much on the printing method and material. As for me, It's quite tough and challenging on the visual & presentation because most of them are really real in the eye sight.

Dear Creatives,

The client would like to share with you their Pick of the Week for last week, it's dong with the submission "Snow Dove". Bravo, dong! It's an inspiring design with lots of potential. As a thank you, a symbolic T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project ends.

We have already entered the last week of submissions. It's really exciting to see what is coming in everyday, and the fresh new updates to older submissions. So, keep going, we are watching you! ;)

And don't miss to check the Wodka Gorbatschow Facebook page if you'd like to see the some of the Picks of the Week featured on that page (i.e. here and here).

Have fun & keep creating! Diana

Hi Diana, is a bottle gradient between two colors possible? Or is there only one color and the other half of the bottle has to be clear?

Dear Dennis, let me double check for you and get back to you asap!

It is possible to do color gradients. The client would still have to check it case by case if the degree of complexity gets higher, but in general it is possible. ;)

Have fun with it! Diana

I meant to write "It is possible to do *two color gradients", ;)

Hi Diana, I'm wondering if there's any way to delete the old images in the project? I'll appreciate if you can let me know.

go to your project, then edit idea and there should be a delete button under the photo if in any case it doesn't show, try uploading the new ones and move them up and you'll see the delete button on the pictures then.

seems that delete button is available only with new uploaded items

drag your new upload item and place it above the one you want to delete. worked for me.

umm...Enis, I tried. It doesn't work here. Probably the images I want to delete was uploaded few days ago.

Send a message to Diana what you want to delete. Included the direct link to the page and the image numbers, and they'll delete them. I've done it a couple of times- Easy!

ok. got it! Thank you so much, tcurtisart.

Dear Creatives,

Guess what?! THESE ARE THE LAST 26 HOURS TO SUBMIT AND UPDATE! Go for it - now or never! ;)

I am also happy to announce the Client's Pick of the Week for last week (30.01 – 05.02.2017) – Early Explorers by gusmonk! Thank you, gusmonk, for participating. It is a strong submission with a powerful, adventurous and maybe also nostalgic emotion at the same time. A symbolic Wodka Gorbatschow T-Shirt will be on its way as soon as the project ends.

Have fun and looking forward to all that is coming up today and tomorrow! Diana


Dear Creatives of the World,

The submission period has just closed with an outstanding number of 238 ideas! Thank you! I hope you've all had fun working on this.

Now we have one week only for voting. Please be fair when voting an idea. What does fair voting mean on jovoto? Here are some guidelines on what you should consider:

– Rating is anonymous. It is not allowed to trade votes on jovoto. Even if you love an idea and you gave it a 9 or a 10, please don't mention that to the idea owner. 
– Always be fair and objective! Rate the ideas, rather than the people who submit them. – If you have friends on the platform and you find it hard to be objective, it’s better not to rate their ideas. 
 – Be sure to read and consider the creative brief. It is your decision how much that affects your vote. 
– Rate using the full scale from 1-10. By giving a diverse range of ratings you broaden the range of ratings and use the full spectrum and power of the rating system. 
– The more you rate, the fairer the result – more people more opinions. Broader spectrum. – Remember to change your vote if the idea owner has improved his or her idea. 

Unfair (cheat) votes will be annulled during the monitoring phase. To read more on rating, click here.

All the best from Berlin, 

Hi! I voted all designs already during the submission period. How can I see now which ones got updated afterwards? Do I have to go through all submissions again in order to adjust my votings?... I hope there is a faster way.

Thank you for voting, BoissinDesign. At the moment we don't have that filter. We hope to implement one sooner than later.

I hope you will enjoy going through the ideas again anyway. The chronological order of upload will be of some help.

Cheers, Diana

Great i will send a copy of what i would do

We are close to 9000 votes received! Wow! Keep going.. Four days left to give your votes!

WOW! Why didn't you get this up in time??

Pretty good. Maybe next year's theme will be warrior related!

Dear tcurtisart, can you believe did I miss the time? Then a series of personal commitments... However since it was almost finished, I wanted to share it here;-)

I like it a lot as well! Maybe we will make such a theme next year, who knows?! :)


Well, I'll win the prize for the velocity! ;-)

Almost 12000 votes in! These are the last 2.5 hours to cast your vote!

After that, we will enter the Monitoring phase when we will check the fairness of the votes. Once the unfair votes are removed, we will announce the Community winners and the Special Prizes.

But stay tuned for more, there's much more coming up for you! ;) Diana

Best of luck to my favorites :)

Best of luck for every one!!! :)

A lot of awesome works here!!! Good luck, dear mates!!!

A lot of great concepts and designs indeed in this crowdstorm! We are close to announcing the first winners. However, in the meanwhile let's give a big thumbs up to the last Pick of the WeekAurora Edition by razorxx. You all already know razorxx, as he is last year's winner of the Wodka Gorbatchow Limited Edition crowdstorm. ;)

See you all again in a couple of days! Diana

Dear Creatives of The World,

First, a big THANK YOU to you all, for participating with your own designs, giving feedback, appreciating feedback, for voting or for just following the project. It's been fun! Let's now announce the first winners.

Huge congratulations to the ten Community Prize Winners: see here the ranks!

Best Newcomer Award: shapewolf (on jovoto since just 1 month) and his idea Mystic Mountain (rank 12)

Collaboration Award: Spirit of Snowstorm by demonietto & MilaKat (rank 27)

Best Feedback Award: emanuelfertig. Thank you, Emanuel, and keep it up!

That's it for now. I will be back soon with the client's shortlist for the Social Voting and more info on that.

All the best from Berlin, from me, the jovoto Team and Wodka Gorbatschow!

Well done guys! Compliments!

Just 3 days of monitoring And we had the winner for the Community Prize! That's pretty fast, Diana! And congrualation to all winners! Excellent work! Finally, good luck & all the best to all for the Client's Shortlist!

Dear Lee,

When we can move fast, we always do it. ;)

Hugs, Diana

Congratulation to all!

Congratulation to all of you and thanks to the Jovoto Team and this great community as well!

Thank you, shapewolf, great to have you here as well!


My heartfelt congratulations to all!

Congrats to all! Excellent works here!!

BIG congrats everybody! Really great projects!!!:)

Congratulations to everyone! Really well done! :)


Congratulations to all winners!!!

Congrats everybody for your great ideas!!! so many of them in the contest !

Congrats to all winners!!!

Cheers and congratulations for all the winners!! :)

Big congrats everyone!

Hi everyone, we are making quick steps towards the shortlist for the Social Voting. Until then, stay tuned and enjoy the beautiful start of March! ;)

Cheers, Diana

Dear Wodka Gorbatschow fans and creators,

We are happy to announce the winners and the four designs that will go into the WG public vote!

Congratulations to Razorxx, being recognized for his slick bottle style for the second year in a row! A fantastic Client Shortlist pick with Aurora Edition. Unfortunately, due to production feasibility, the design won’t go into the public vote, however, the client still wanted to honor this awesome design with an award.

And now, the four designs you’ll see in the Public Vote starting today:

The North StarThis idea really stood out from all other submissions and designs. Stars have something magical about them and fascinate people today just as much as they did a thousand years ago. The choice of the North Star establishes a connection to our brand. You could even say that the North Star is showing the way to the brand world of Wodka Gorbatschow.Mystic JourneyThe design tells an exciting story. We would print the big mountains on the back of the bottle if we were to produce it. That would result in a fascinating effect because it would look like the ship is moving in front of the mountains when the bottle is moved slightly to the right or left. This possibility makes this design even more impressive for us.BorealisAs soon as we set eyes on it, we really liked the idea with the shimmering label that is constantly changing colour and therefore symbolizes the Northern Lights. A great idea with a great effect.Syberian WildernessWe really like the design because at first glance it shows our brand symbol, the dove, and clearly communicates our brand. But there’s a lot more to discover when you take a second look, such as a snow-covered clearing, which a bear is walking through. We also really like the white and blue design.

Some of the designs have been slightly altered, but be sure to vote for your favorite here!

Best, Jess

Great!!! Good luck, mates. All the best =)

Congrats to all and good luck! :D

Congratulation to all Client's Pick! Really good choices! Good luck to all of you!

I am very, very disappointed by jovoto! How can you people make such kind of mistakes all the time?!

Some minutes ago I received this letter by the platform:

"Congratulations ,

Your idea has left a lasting impression on the client! We're happy to inform you that you have earned a Client Award of €3,000.00 for your submission Aurora Edition. We're impressed by your work"

I thought there will be justice after all, after I wasn't allowed to participate in the public voting. I thought the client liked my idea and decided to license it nonetheless. I thought...

After all that saga between me and jovoto regarding my "Aurora Edition" idea, I suddenly felt very happy! I was surprised to the point I jumped out of my chair. I screamed loud in joy!

And some minutes ago I asked about a confirmation, because something told me to hold off a little. And it all came down to be a subsequent mistake jovoto does towards me in that project! But this joke today is the most distasteful I've ever experienced in my life...

I don't know what to say anymore. Not going to say anymore.

Oh wow, so you didn't actually win a Client Award of €3,000.00? It was a mistake? I thought the client wanted to honour your idea with an award? Was this the incorrect award, or are you not getting an award?

Oh I thought that also I had read that client is going to honour your idea?

Razorxx, Please know how sorry we are for this miscommunication. We are constantly working to streamline our processes and avoid these situations. I understand your disappointment and hope you will trust that we are working to improve! I hope you can understand it was my mistake and not something personal against you! Your Aurora Edition submission remains highly impressive and out of 237 ideas, has received the Client’s Shortlist Award.

Dears, the awaited news just came in and without further words, I am thrilled to announce the Wodka Gorbatschow Clients Choice winner and congratulate Gabriela Berdecio for her winning idea The North Star in the Mystic Ice World project!

Great work everyone!

Congrats Gabriela! ;-)