October 22, 2014 | No Comments
“We first met Dave and his sons back in 2012 when we helped to brand 450 North Brewing Co. That first project was foundational, ending with a visual identity system.
Earlier this year, we were excited when Dave called to have us design packaging for their 4 house beers; Scarecrow IPA, Copperhead Amber, Ironman English Ale, and Honey Kölsch. We got to dig back into the same Indiana farm aesthetics we explored initially and developed a fun package design system that they can grow into as they continue adding seasonals and specialty beers.”
October 19, 2014 | No Comments
“Honest, authentic, strong – that’s KOLBEN, a real beer for real men. It’s the perfect refreshment after you spent a whole day in the forest chopping wood for your fireplace.
In this student project of the masters-program Packaging, Design & Marketing at Stuttgart Media University in Germany the task was to create a unique beverage brand including marketing, packaging and graphic design. From the earliest concepts to the production of the bottles and secondary packaging, we produced everything in-house at the University.”
October 10, 2014 | No Comments
“The client and project overview: Fernie Brewing Co. is an award winning craft brewery located in the heart of the Kootenays. If you have every been to Fernie, you know the place is awe inspiring – and so is the team at Fernie and the great craft beer they make. They came to us with a big challenge: Re-invent our full line up of craft beer packaging but still keep the essence of the brand in tact. So, AKA made the trek up to Fernie to kick things off with our new client, drink some delicious beer and get down to work.”
October 5, 2014 | No Comments
“BRAND is brewer of the local premium Pilsener with the oldest active brewery of The Netherlands.VBAT developed a new identity and bottle to reposition BRAND Bier as the unpolished authentic Pilsener, brewed in the quaint location in the south of the Netherlands. The new identity should reflect the long standing heritage and original ideal of small brewing mentality. The returnable bottle needed to fit within the current standard bottling lines and carrier formats.”
September 22, 2014 | 1 Comment
“In 1731, in accordance with the Regulations relating to His Majesty’s Service at Sea, British sailors were given a daily ration of rum. Coincidentally, mermaid sightings in the Caribbean rose significantly around this time. Sailors believed mermaids rescued shipwrecked sailors and brought them to Sugar Island. Many great ships have been lost at sea forever, chasing mermaids and looking for the mythical island. Swig created a brand identity and package that harks back to the colonial era while being perfectly relevant to today’s rum drinker.”
September 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
“The bourbon: During America’s rough and tumble early days, the term “bib & tucker” was used to describe your finest attire, the kind you’d wear to a wedding or special dance. Along those same lines of thinking, we’re putting forth our finest. Produced by 35 Maple Street Spirits, Bib & Tucker is a delightfully smooth bourbon sporting notes of chestnut, and it’s crafted with a sense of dedication that can only come when you know you’re making something truly special.
The approach: Taking cues from the name and the era in which the term was commonly used, Bib & Tucker takes the form of an enlarged amber flask, replete with a deeply embossed logo and scrolled embellishments. The ornate hand-lettering, dark brown hemp thread and circular bobbin label-like sticker are all meant to underscore the fanciness of the attire that Bib & Tucker refers to. The tagline aptly sums up the bourbon, “Why it’s a fine time to drink.”
August 27, 2014 | No Comments
Designed by Ostecx | Country: Poland
“Deep Løve is a collaboration of Alebrowar and Norwegian brewery Nøgne Ø. Our tasks were naming and packaging design of this unique beer. As a result, the Collaborative West Coast Belgian Rye Ipa hits the market in the bottle without traditional labels, but with a single-color prints directly on the glass”
August 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
Designed by Epic | Country: Australia
“Tru Bru, meaning ‘true flavour, brewery fresh’, is a high-tech system of take-home craft beer. With the bottles the primary vehicle and a great opportunity for customer interaction, a clear and engaging brand was developed around the uniquely branded glassware.
Three characters were developed for the three bottle sizes: Boris the bear (the ‘growler’), Fitzherbert Sinclair (the ‘squealer’) and Coco Voltaire (the ‘whistler’). Fables were written to profile each character and personality, whilst driving engagement to a wider audience. Naming, identity, store fit-out, collateral, apparel and proprietary drinking glasses completed the project.”
August 19, 2014 | No Comments
Designed by Sedley Place | Country: United Kingdom
“Diageo is introducing a limited edition of its Tanqueray Old Tom gin with a revitalised label and pack designed by Sedley Place. The creative concept sees the reintroduction of Old Tom gin as a 1litre clear bottle for the bar trade, with a limited run of 100,000 bottles available for purchase. The Old Tom limited edition follows Diageo’s successful reintroduction of Tanqueray Malacca gin in 2013″
August 18, 2014 | No Comments
Designed by Cornershop | Country: Australia
“Moolanda is an Aboriginal word meaning “on the far side.” The Moolanda vineyards are located on the far side of Barossa Valley. Aboriginal tribes roamed the valley for thousands of years and understood its unique qualities. Several rock art sites found in the region contain ancient drawings created using red, yellow and white ochre; rocks which can be found on Moolanda vineyards this very day. The way the soil interacts with these rocks affects how the vines grow. They are an invaluable part of the grape growing process for Moolanda.”