Nanuk - master of the hunt
Powerful and mythical polar bear Nanuk in/as his icy habitat.


Nanuk the polar bear is ideal as a symbol to show power of the ice as he is worshiped by people who not only survive but thrive and develop rich culture in the harshest environment covered by ice. As crucial as a polar bear is to the Inuit culture and their hunting rites so is it important for the whole polar environment. Because of that i decided to depict Nanuk as a form of an ice berg to show the connection between imagination, reality, environment and myth. By depicting Nanuk as an iceberg the properties we associate with ice berg have been added to the myth of Nanuk imbuing it with even more depth.

What is the mystical story behind your design?

Nanuk (meaning polar bear in Inuktitut) is the master of bears and bringer of good fortune and success in the hunt. Nanuk worship by the Inuit meant all polar bears were highly respected and believed to be wise, powerful, and similar to humans.

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

Design should be printed on glossy paper to further develop the icy atmosphere of the design. Bottle should be painted semi translucent to visually fit the labels so that the whole bottle clearly visually communicates an icy ad mystic world.

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?

5 colors, 4 shades of blue and white

The lid: number of colors needed?

3 colors, 2 shades of blue and white

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