The Tiger Ice Sphinx
"The Sphinx of the Ice Fields" from Jules Verne's classic novel portrayed as a Siberian Tiger


Tigers have long held a sense of mysticism and intrigue for their power, solitary lives and courage. They have played integral roles in ancient and modern cultures and folklore; being used to represent various characteristics and symbolisms through the centuries.

I was inspired by Jules Verne's novel about an Arctic rescue expedition on a mission to find out what happened to a team of sailors that mysteriously disappeared. On their journey, they encounter an iceberg that looked like a sphinx, with the wrecks of ships all around it.

I wanted to add a Russian/Siberian flavour to the story of the mysterious sphinx. So I illustrated a white siberian tiger in a sphinx pose looming amongst the ice representing power and intruige much like the iceberg from the story.

What is the mystical story behind your design?

The Antarctic rescue expedition made good progress until they notice the appearance of strong magnetic forces. They find the source of it, the Ice Sphinx: A huge mountain magnetically "charged" by the particle streams that get focused on the poles through Earth's magnetic field. Here, they find the remains of a previous expedition team, which came to grief when the Ice Sphinx's immense magnetic forces attracted their iron tools and boat components to it and smashed them on its rocks.

Can you tell us details about the printing specifications of your design?


The printing directly on the bottle: number of screen printing stations needed?


The printing of the two labels: Number of channels in offset printing, screen printing, flexo printing (special finish) and hot foil embossed printing?

Still working this out (WIP) Usual CMYK colour +1 channel for Embossing +1 channel for hot foil

The lid: number of colors needed?

The actual lid cap itself is 1 colour The label around the lid is CMYK with embossing on the logo

Did you use images, graphics, fonts etc – not originally created by you? Did you get very closely inspired from a source? That’s fine as long as you share that source-links.

All illustration and design is original. I used a pic of a tiger for reference. Just in case you need it, the pic is here: The font is ADAM.CG.PRO:

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