August 14, 2013 | 6 Comments
Designed by Hired Guns | Country: Canada
“Hired Guns Creative provided the product naming, branding, and packaging design for Coven, a vodka from Arbutus Distillery, Vancouver Island’s newest craft distillery.
Cloaked in the heavy mists of the West Coast, a timeless rite enchants those who seek a greater spirit. Initiation requires strict dedication to the craft. There is power in numbers, so gather together because when the light fades, the ritual begins.
We’ve been waiting for you.”
August 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Force & Form | Country: United States
“Force & Form was commissioned to create an idiosyncratic brand identity for a new distillery, one that could blend Old World traditions with the creative vibe of Seattle’s SODO district—which the distillery calls home. We named, branded and packaged the distillery “3 Howls” as an homage to a British legend. As the tale goes, Hell’s hound howls 3 times before dragging revelers to the Underworld. The dog’s color varies from village to village, from victim to victim—but their fate remains the same. While 3 Howls’ spirits won’t drag you to hell, they are attracted to revelers. Hand lettering reinforces the handcrafted, small batch nature of the brand positioning, as well as the gritty terroir of the Distillery’s home. Traditional typographic structures and calligraphic flourishes honor distilling’s rich visual history. The diamond-shaped dieline maximizes shelf pop and unifies the brand across 3 traditional bottles. The result is gritty neo-traditionalism—branding that fits into but stands out from the crowded Seattle distilling scene. 3 Howls is a blend of grit and finesse—authenticity and imagination.”
August 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by Buddy | Country: United Kingdom
“Late last year, we indulged our inner brewers and had a go at making our own beer. As designers, we thought it would give us a hands-on insight to the basic principles of the brewing process, and as drinkers, we thought it would give us a barrel-load of good times.
Sadly, the results weren’t quite what we’d hoped and on reflection, we’ve decided to leave the brewing to the experts.
We branded and packaged our produce appropriately and sent it out to local brewers and craft beer producers to introduce ourselves.”
August 10, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by Hired Guns | Country: Canada
“Hired Guns Creative provided the product naming, branding, and packaging design for The Empiric, a gin from Arbutus Distillery, Vancouver Island’s newest craft distillery.
Cloaked in midnight black, ever-present, seldom seen, The Empiric resides amid the twisted cedars of temperate West Coast rain forests. Ruled by ritual, The Empiric gathers strength from the spirits, invoking darkness to expose light. A bearer of natural magic and harbinger of deeply shrouded secrets, The Empiric is a menacing beauty, bringing clarity only to those who are truly worthy. Decades of knowledge and practice collide, exploding into a spirit that tastes like no other, an ethereal blend of the finest West Coast herbs and botanicals.
Darkness Will Bring Light.”
August 5, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by Mucho | Country: United States
“MidNight drinks is proposing a unique idea for cocktail consumption. Using a simple system involving a backing box with cocktail mixes and a box shaker, their intention is to revolutionize the way people create cocktails both in bars and at home. The cocktail mixes maintain the essence of classic cocktails but this new method results in surprisingly excellent quality cocktails.
We were invited to generate a new brand identity that could retain the tradition and elegance of cocktail making, whilst reflecting this revolutionary new method. Based on the geometric reinterpretation of the ‘M’ and the ‘N’ in Mid Night we created a system of triangles that when mixed with classic engravings of fruits generate a kaleidoscopic visual language. It really captures this new and fun way of creating cocktails.”
July 26, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by Dorian | Country: Spain
“At the gates of the Pyrenees, embraced by the norther mountain range “Sierra Larga” and halfway between the regions of Segrià and Noguera, lie the vineyard of the winery “Lagravera”. A singular and unique vineyard in Catalonia for being located on an old gravel pit.
Laltre is the youngest wine they produce and its new design represents, through an optical illusion, the merged values of his youth with the experience and wisdom of the traditional methods which follows the winery.”
July 25, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by Cartils | Country: United Kingdom
“Unique in the world as a premium alcoholic ice tea, Harry Brompton’s was launched this month with success. In a matter of weeks demand has soared, and it seems that Harry Brompton’s ice tea is not only here to stay, but it’s here to conquer the world. In the traditional tea-loving country of Britain the brand was finally launched after years of perfecting the ‘secret’ hand-crafted recipe.
CARTILS Branding & Packaging Design Consultants were responsible for the design, reaffirming their expertise in the area of ‘New Product Developments’.”
July 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Giovanni D’Andrea | Country: France
“How do you infuse creative spirit & offbeat personality to a organic wine brand? Giovanni D’Andrea, a French freelance Art Director, designs a glamorous & unexpected label for Jérôme Balmet, a local French wine producer. A mix of colourful and edgy graphics inspired by Mexican skulls! An absolute hit in the trendy Parisian wine bars!”
July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Mattmo | Country: The Netherlands
“Giel is a small-scale producer of Dutch Cider. Cider is a natural form of conservation of apples. Giels apples are unsprayed and handpicked in the Tull en ‘t Waal area. In Spain, UK, France and Germany Cider is food culture. Cider has a growing market in The Netherlands.”
July 22, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by Insite Design | Country: Canada
“Farmhouse Ales: nestled amongst the Niagara wineries along the road into Niagara-on-the-lake Ontario lies a big old red barn — now the home of the new Niagara Oast House Brewers. The brewery is the passion of a group of local Niagara wine and beer industry friends that decided beer was their love. Oast’s essence and visual palette were designed to convey the area’s bucolic country lifestyle and soul.
The Saison and Biere de Garde are Belgian style farm ales. Seasonals that would have traditionally been served to keep farm workers hydrated and happy in the fields as well as to celebrate the harvest. The ales are an embrace of the local farm spirit that is so deeply integral to the Niagara region.”