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DAS KORN

February 25, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Kakoii | Country: Germany/Japan

“DAS KORN (“The grain”) was designed by kakoii Berlin for the German Artist Theo Ligthart. The idea was to re-brand the typical German liquor made of wheat grain with its perception of cheap alcohol as a super premium brand. This was done by creating a packaging which uses the design language of the perfume industry. A heavy glass flacon bottle stating in a simplistic and pure way what’s inside: in typo (“Das Korn” = “The Grain”) and illustration (wheat grains). The product was introduced at one of the most important German art fairs (Artforum, Berlin) and became an acclaimed product for bars because of the combined art- and premium-image. Today DAS KORN sells as a commercial product in bars like the Soho-Club and selected retail stores as well as limited editions in art galleries.”

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Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey

February 25, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by CODO Design | Country: United States

“The folks behind Bone Snapper Rye Whiskey decided early on to go with the squat Oslo bottle. This smaller bottle needed to have a lot of character to compete visually with taller, more well-established whiskeys in bars and liquor stores.

Our biggest parameter was making sure the word “RYE” leapt out at you from across a dark bar. So our revolutionary design solution? “Rye” set in angry, 150 point typography. A delightful broken bone graphic, grit and heavy lines round everything out.”

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Greenhook Ginsmiths

February 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

Designed by threebrand | Country: The United Kingdom

“International creative branding and PR agency threebrand, based in Edinburgh, has scooped gold at the Pentawards; the prestigious worldwide packaging design awards.

Members of the team involved in the project travelled to Paris for the glitzy ceremony, held at the Intercontinental Le Grand Hotel.

threebrand’s work on a suite of iconic packaging for two products – Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin and Beach Plum Gin Liqueur – secured the award.

Launched in Brooklyn, New York in 2011, Greenhook Ginsmiths is new to the market, with the Beach Plum Gin Liqueur being the world’s first commercially released.”

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Modern Times Beer

February 22, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Helms Workshop | Country: United States

“Austin-based branding and design firm Helms Workshop is proud to unveil the results of their latest client collaboration with Modern Times Beer: a stunningly gorgeous can design that will represent the California-based brewery on retail shelves in 2013.

“From the moment I started working on Modern Times, I knew I wanted packaging as magnificent as the beer I planned to put in it. So I went out and hired a design ninja to craft the cans,” says Jacob McKean, owner of Modern Times Beer.  The result is “so devastatingly tasteful, a koozie would be a crime!”

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Olmeca Altos

February 21, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Coley Porter Bell | Country: United Kingdom

“Coley Porter Bell has created new designs and an authentic new positioning for Pernod Ricard’s premium tequila Olmeca Altos to help it to operate as a standalone brand for the first time. The new bottles were launched in the US this month and are being rolled out to other markets round the world.

The brief was to distinguish Olmeca Altos from the rest of the Olmeca range by creating an appealing personality for the brand, while making the bottle easier for bartenders to handle.

The original Altos bottle designed by CPB in 2010, was created as a premium sub brand of Olmeca and had a close visual relationship to the parent brand.

The new positioning is aimed at attracting sophisticated creative young urban drinkers. The design itself is deliberately minimal, featuring clear hammered glass with the branding embossed onto the glass itself.

“Altos needed to play up its authenticity whilst also highlighting the taste of the product, making drinking Altos more about enjoyment and discernment than shooters and partying, “ explained CPB creative director Stuart Humm.

“The target market is notoriously unresponsive to marketing, so rather than the design shouting at them we wanted consumers to feel that they have discovered it themselves. As a result it’s deliberately understated and dressed down.”

Church of the Atom

February 20, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Church of the Atom | Country: Sweden

Graphic design, packaging and identity for a nano brewery from Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Petit Arnau

February 18, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Pagà Disseny | Country: Spain

“Petit Arnau (Little Arnau), Mitjans family son, had a cat called “Luna” (Moon). The moon phases are very important in the biodynamical farming practice from where Loxarel Cellar wines come from.”

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Earls Kitchen + Bar

February 18, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by St. Bernadine Mission Communication Inc. | Country: Canada

“Earls Kitchen + Bar approach to sourcing their house wine is no different then their approach to developing their food menu; take a team around the globe to taste, select, and source the most delicious wines available and offer them at exceptional value. St. Bernadine designed this system to incorporate both the red and white wine varietals under their country of origin. Informed by passports and travel stamps, design elements reflect the global sourcing required to offer these wines, while still demonstrating the Earls fun, approachable personality.”

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Hangar 1 Vodka

February 15, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Stranger & Stranger | Country: United Kingdom

“Hangar 1 is made in California using artisanal methods including fresh fruit infusions and distillation in Holstein Stills.  It is this meticulous and artisanal process that inspired Hangar One’s newest packaging line, featuring an apothecary-style bottle with embossed measurements along the side and a black stopper cap- reminiscent of a measuring chemistry beaker.

While the scientific design of the bottle lends itself to another era, the sleek shape and unique look render it decidedly more modern.

The textured labels are all printed in a distinctive design, giving it a crafted feel with a small story about each flavor variety.  The labels also feature an embossed aircraft logo along with hand-drawn visuals, including fruit used, for each offering.”

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Up Inc 2012 Holiday Gift

February 15, 2013 | No Comments

Designed by Up Inc | Country: Canada

“For its 2012 holiday gift, branding firm Up Inc sent clients a handcrafted bottle of traditional-method sparkling wine. And, since printing on glass was a novel experiment, two custom packages were created—each featuring a playful name, festive holiday messaging and light-hearted design.

Bottles were silk-screened with silver-metallic ink (requiring six full days to dry), and protected in paper-wrapped shipping tubes—also designed to accent the contents within. All tubes were sealed with personalized labels, adding a friendly finishing touch.”

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