The Vapur Artist Series

Introducing the new Limited Edition Vapur® Artist Series!

The limited edition Vapur Artist Series is only being sold by select retailers throughout the United States and Canada. To purchase the Vapur Artist Series, contact an authorized Vapur retailer near you.

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The Thirst for Design Competition

On July 12, 2010, Vapur, Dwell Magazine and Opportunity Green teamed up to launch the Vapur Thirst for Design Competition. This competition was hosted on the international competitive design site, jovoto, inviting emerging artists around the world to design on our unique canvas; the Vapur Anti-Bottle®. Submissions were reviewed by an online creative community and three winning designs were curated by an esteemed panel of judges.

Click graphic to view the judges’ bios…

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The Winners

The Thirst for Design competition took place over a six-week period, during which almost 300 submissions and over 1,000 individual designs were entered. Selecting the winners was the most difficult part. Lucky for us, our esteemed panel of judges made the process of narrowing down the finalist much easier! The three winning designs, Bottle Dweller, Aqua Libre and Shark Bait, selected by these judges became the first edition of the Vapur Artist Series.

In addition to the Artist Series winners, the jovoto designers also chose six “Community Winners,” who won cash prizes based on votes cast by jovoto community. See these great designs below!

Community Winners:

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Merchandising
The Artist Series arrive in stores August, 2011. These limited edition bottles ship in a special Artist Series display and include a series of Collectors Cards, an Artist Series Poster and, of course, the bottles themselves. Contact an authorized Vapur retailer near you to find out if they have the Artist Series in their store.
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The Collectors Box


Only 250 Vapur Artist Series Collector’s Boxes were created and distributed to the media and Vapur’s key partners. Theses boxes contained the three winning Artist Series Anti-Bottles, one set of Collectors Cards and a press release on the Vapur Artist Series.

We will be holding a contest in July, 2011, where Vapur fans can enter to win an Artist Series Collectors Box. Check out the Vapur Facebook page this July for more information!

Aspen Magazine

“Portable and Potable – Vapur’s Brainy Bottle – Be kind to the planet and feel a load lighter with Vapur’s clever collapsible bottle. It’s reusable, foldable, attachable, freezable, and dishwasher-safe.”

North Brunswick Magazine

“Vapur has released an innovative product that we can all drink to – the Anti-Bottle. Available online and in select specialty retail stores, the Anti-Bottle makes tap water infinitely portable, readily available and ethically sustainable.”

VAPUR® LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE “ANTI-BOTTLE” ARTIST SERIES

Limited-Edition Series Unveiled in U.S. and Canada

Westlake Village, CA (June 14, 2011)—VAPUR®, creators of the flexible, reusable “Anti-Bottle,” is launching its much-anticipated, limited-edition “Artist Series” this June. The series features three winning designs from Vapur’s “Thirst for Design” competition, which took place in the fall of last year.

“Our Artist Series was such a meaningful and important initiative for us.  We were thrilled to have an opportunity to invite and foster talent from around the world,” said Jason Carignan, Chief Design Officer and Co-founder of Vapur. “Hundreds of artists from all parts of the globe submitted artwork inspired by the Anti-Bottle’s unique form and innovative style. These three limited-edition designs make Anti-Bottles truly functional works of art.”

The melting pot of winners:

  • “Bottle Dweller,” by David Herbst, 24, of Germany — a teal Anti-Bottle, featuring the graphic illustration of the Vapur “Bottle Dweller,” a somber, yet comical oval-shaped character, shielding himself with an umbrella from a downpour of water as the bottle is being filled.
  • “Aqua Libre,” by Marcel Weik, 30, of Germany — a red Anti-Bottle with a front and back mask design. The title translates from French to “free water” and is homage to the Mexican style of wrestling, known as “Lucha Libre.”
  • “Shark Bait,” by Waqar Hassan Syed, 24, of Pakistan — a blue Anti-Bottle, featuring the image of a clever little fish holding a sign to disguise himself as fierce, toothy shark.

Vapur will first unveil the Artist Series at the Dallas Gift Show on June 22 and will be available at gift shows throughout the summer for new and current authorized Vapur retailers in the U.S. and Canada, while supplies last. The limited edition Artist Series Anti-Bottles are only being made available to consumers through selected brick and mortar retail stores throughout the United States and Canada.

Also being introduced in June are the new Vapur Anti-Bottle “Sweaters” — insulated, sweat-wicking, knit bottle covers that protect the Anti-Bottle from the elements and keep beverages colder, longer. Vapur Sweaters fit both the standard .5L and .4L Fun-Size Anti-Bottles, keeping them cold and stylish. Vapur Sweaters are hand-washable and available in three-color combinations: grey striped, blue striped and pink striped.

All Vapur Anti-Bottles are made in the USA and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty, and create the perfect canvas for the winning Artist Series designs, which are printed onto the front and back surfaces of each bottle. Vapur’s flexible yet durable body uses less plastic than a traditional rigid bottle and takes a smaller amount of energy to produce and transport.  The Anti-Bottle is freezable, dishwasher safe, long lasting and BPA-free.
For more information, visit vapur.us.

About Vapur Inc.

Founded in 2009, Vapur Inc., the company behind the original, authentic Anti-Bottle, a foldable, flexible, reusable, eco-friendly water bottle that has developed a cult following of celebrities, green activists, athletes and other active-lifestyle enthusiasts. Designed to make bottled water obsolete, Anti-Bottles are made in the USA, highly durable, freezable, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty. Available in .4L and .5L, Vapur bottles come individually and in two-packs. Created out of a desire to make tap water infinitely portable, universally available and ethically sustainable, Vapur is led by a passionate team of professionals committed to designing fashionable, innovative and eco-responsible products. In keeping with its commitment to the environment, Vapur gives a portion of all Anti-Bottle sales to water-related and environmental causes. The Vapur Anti-Bottle is currently available in the USA, Canada, U.K., Europe and Japan, and will soon be launched in Australia, Singapore and South Africa. For more information, visit www.vapur.us. Follow @Vapur on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vapurtrail, to join the Vapur Trail.

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VAPUR® CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF THE “ANTI-BOTTLE” IN JAPAN AT THE INTERIOR LIFESTYLE TOKYO SHOW

World’s Most Innovative Foldable, Flexible Reusable Water Bottle Makes its Japan Debut in Two Convenient Sizes

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, USA (June, 2011)  — VAPUR® Inc., the company behind the original foldable, flexible, reusable water bottle — the “Anti-Bottle — introduced its signature .5L  single, as well as the Fun Size two-pack .4L version of Vapur Anti-Bottles at the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Show, June 1-3, 2011. The original, authentic Vapur Anti-Bottles stand tall when full and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty, easily fitting into pockets, purses and packs.

“Vapur Anti-Bottles are a global hit with consumers who care about the environment and who recognize how much money they can save by drinking filtered tap water instead of bottled water,” said Brent Reinke, co-founder of Vapur. “Anti-bottles are the most convenient reusable option on the market, because consumers can take them anywhere. Our recently launched .4L Fun Size bottles are the perfect solution for kids, or anyone who wants a smaller sized bottle to take along when they’re on-the-move.”

For the Japan launch, Vapur has partnered with Metaloy Co. Ltd, a Japanese distributor known for carrying innovative products. Metaloy showcased the eco-friendly yet fashionable bottles at the Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Show, where retailers of all genres had the opportunity to see Vapur for the first time. Metaloy is now accepting orders from qualified Japanese retailers.

“We’re thrilled not only about this new partnership with Vapur, but also the opportunity to introduce this ground-breaking product to the Japanese market,” said Masato Yoshimoto, Managing Director at Metaloy. “Vapur Anti-Bottles look and perform like nothing else, and consumers who carry them will be making a statement — about style, about eco-consciousness and about financial savvy.”

Vapur Anti-Bottles are the perfect size for lunch boxes or gym bags and easily clip onto diaper bags or backpacks. They’re just the right size to tag along on a jog, hike or on the ski trails. When empty, Anti-Bottles can be rolled up and tucked into a purse, pocket or glove compartment until it’s time to rehydrate and fill them up again.

All Vapur Anti-Bottles are exclusively made in the USA, are FDA-approved and BPA-free. They come in a variety of vibrant, eye-catching colors that get them noticed everywhere they go. Vapur Anti-Bottles are:

  • Foldable when empty and stand upright when full
  • Affordable at Yen 1,200 for the .5L single bottle and Yen 2,000 for the .4L Fun Size Two-Pack
  • Reusable and safe — made from an ultra-durable, BPA-free material with an FDA-approved polyethylene inner-liner
  • Washable in the top rack of the dishwasher or by hand
  • Freezable — for a “cold one” anytime, anywhere
  • Attachable — with the included carabiner that clips to any bag, purse or backpack
  • Identifiable — using a writable area on back of each bottle for easy identification.

For more information on the original, authentic Anti-Bottle, or contact information for Metaloy, please visit www.vapur.us.

About Vapur Inc.
Founded in 2009, Vapur Inc., the company behind the original, authentic Anti-Bottle, a foldable, flexible, reusable, eco-friendly water bottle that has developed a cult following of celebrities, green activists, athletes and other active-lifestyle enthusiasts. Designed to make bottled water obsolete, Anti-Bottles are made exclusively made in the USA and are , highly durable, freezable, dishwasher-safe and BPA-free, and can be rolled, folded or flattened when empty. Available in .4L and .5L, Vapur bottles come individually and in two-packs. Created out of a desire to make tap water infinitely portable, universally available and ethically sustainable, Vapur is led by a passionate team of professionals committed to designing fashionable, innovative and eco-responsible products. In keeping with its commitment to the environment, Vapur gives a portion of all Anti-Bottle sales to water-related and environmental causes. The Vapur Anti-Bottle is currently available in the USA, Canada, U.K., Europe and Japan, and will soon be launched in Australia, Singapore and South Africa. For more information, visit www.vapur.us. Follow @Vapur on Twitter and “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vapurtrail, to join the Vapur Trail.

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Celebrate Your Summer with Vapur!

For a limited time only, we’re introducing the Vapur Party Pack! At only $48, this Party Pack consists of 8 Fun Size .4L Anti-Bottles in orange, purple, blue and the new RED!

With Memorial Day, weddings, graduations and Father’s Day filling the season, summer parties are going to be in full swing! Make your party a splash and celebrate your summer with the Vapur Party Pack!

Psst…

They make great “green” party favors and your guests can even write their names on the back!