Remember when The Kraken ate Johnny Depp? Those were good times..\r\n\r\nThe Kraken Black Spiced Rum challenged 3 Aussie creatives to use their talent to design artworks inspired by the dark ocean beast as part of a campaign for the limited-edition ceramic rum bottles which just dropped in all good liquor stores.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe artists were tasked with creating a tale of a ship\u2019s encounter with the Kraken and how the ceramic bottle could be recovered from the\u00a0shipwreck. Shannon Crees was the artist tasked with telling the tale of the wreck and the subsequent recovery of the ceramic bottle. Beastman recreated the iconic Kraken in a modern visual interpretation and Mulga was tasked with telling the tale of the ship and its fateful encounter with the legendary monster.\r\n\r\n\u201cI wanted my artwork to look like an old rum label, water damaged and worn, eluding to the journey of the bottles lost at sea all that time ago,\u201d said Shannon Crees. \u201cI was inspired by story book illustration for the wind gods, sky and ocean waves to capture the myth and legend and make the darkness of the tale a little bit more playful.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTaking inspiration from stories and legends about mythical creatures, Beastman says \u201cThis is my visual interpretation of the oceanic ancient life form known as The Kraken, digitally created in black and white, set to entangle and swallow up anything that enters its territory.\u201d\r\n\r\nMulga adds \u201cI wanted to share the origin story, after all it\u2019s one I\u2019ve heard so many times! The story goes, that the great Kraken sprayed its ink on a bottle during a battle with a ship one night. I wanted to illustrate the tale and also get to showcase my love for drawing ocean creatures and nautical themes \u2013 it\u2019s rad.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe artists flaunt all things black and white and kick off the launch of the limited edition ceramic bottle. The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Limited Edition Ceramic Bottle is available to purchase at Dan Murphy\u2019s and all good independent retailers for RRP $89.95.\r\n\r\nFor more alcoholic goodness, read up on 4 delicious summer cocktail recipes from Archie Rose Distilling Co. Plus Little Book Whiskey is the incredible new offering from Beam.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.