Read later
  • 14 May 2019

Absolut collaborates with rapper Khuli Chana for vodka labels in Africa

Absolut collaborates with rapper Khuli Chana for vodka labels in Africa

Absolut Vodka has collaborated with rapper Khuli Chana for shrink labels as it seeks to reinforce the brand’s support of creativity as a force for positive change in Africa.

Africa's design revolution is spawning a new breed of artists, who are influencing the way youths view their countries.

Chana commented: ‘This project couldn’t have come at a better time as Africans need to unite and become their own superheroes – not just for themselves, but for every kid on the street. This is truly about the power of collaboration and what happens when great ideas come to life. This bottle isn’t just about me but all African creatives – it represents African unity and power.’

Khuli joins a celebrated list of international artists who’ve partnered with Absolut over the years, starting with Andy Warhol in 1986. 

Printed locally by KwaZulu-Natal’s First Impression Labels on a Mark Andy P7 flexo press, the shrink labels were applied to Absolut bottles imported into South Africa already filled. The Khuli Chana label also won a gold medal in the shrink label category in the latest FTASA Print Excellence Awards.

For more standout label and packaging examples, follow L&L on Instagram and see the regular showcase feature in each issue of the magazine


Gill Loubser is Labels & Labeling's Africa correspondent, providing coverage of this important market for the label and package printing industry.

See author’s profile »