Watchmen photographer Clay Enos has enlisted his Organic Coffee Cartel (OCC) OrganicCoffee.com to produce a first-of-its-kind movie tie-in coffee for Watchmen, the upcoming film adaption of the celebrated graphic novel. On Tuesday, February 17, OCC will introduce Veidt Enterprise's "Nite Owl Dark Roast," a limited-edition confection and collectible designed for fans and organic coffee gourmands alike. A portion of the proceeds from the special roast will be donated to charity.
One side of the uniquely crafted steel can resembles artwork straight out of the Watchmen universe; the other side features Enos' striking black & white portrait of Nite Owl, played in the film by Patrick Wilson. And with just ONE run of cans produced, this is sure to be a distinctive and rare collectible.
"Making an imaginary coffee into something real seemed like a fitting and fun way to honor the multi-layered world of Watchmen. And having a majority of profits go to charity seems a little like something Adrian Veidt would do," says Enos.
Further adding to the excitement, the OCC is sponsoring a contest for one lucky customer to win two tickets to the Los Angeles premiere and after-party for Watchmen on March 3rd, 2009. Orders must be placed before February 26th, 2009. Full contest rules here.
"Zack Snyder and the other filmmakers got behind the coffee idea early on and suggested the contest to me. I am so excited by the idea of making someone's day not just with great coffee but with an opportunity to be a part of the celebration for the highly anticipated film," says Enos. "It's a dream in the making."
"Nite Owl Dark Roast" Coffee is only available online while supplies last through the OCC's webstore at OrganicCoffee.com
About Clay Enos: Clay Enos is a rising star in portrait photography. Whether it's his Streetstudio project, far-flung adventures, New York nightlife or celebrity portraits of Sting and Green Day, Enos brings many styles and unbridled enthusiasm to his subjects. Enos' most debut book is entitledWatchmen Portraits. As the official photographer on the set of Watchmen, Enos was there at every stage of production as director Zack Snyder filmed the adaptation of the legendary graphic novel.
In addition to his day-to-day duties making a visual record of the production, Enos made time to work on a very special project: a collection of black & white portraits photographs. From the lead characters Rorschach, the Comedian, Dr Manhattan, Nite Owl and all the other Watchmen, to supporting characters and even extras in the crowd, his lens captured them all. With its wealth of exclusive photographs, this stunning book is a unique look into the film world of Watchmen.
For additional information about Clay Enos visit ClayEnos.com.