November 3, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by Stranger & Stranger | Country: United States
“Paperboy is about as green as it’s possible to make a wine bottle. It’s made out of a compressed recycled paper, printed with natural inks and the inside contains a recyclable sleeve like you find in a box of wine. The bottles are rigid and strong – they’re even icebucket safe for three hours – and take only 15% of the energy that regular glass bottles take to produce. They weigh only an ounce when empty so save a huge amount of energy on shipping. In Safeway now and available nationwide soon.”
November 3, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. | Country: Canada
“Five West Coast craft brewers teamed up to create a collaboration beer that required a packaging solution that not only celebrated craft and teamwork – but also saluted the craft beer drinkers bold enough to give it a try. Spruce Tip Stout, made with real Spruce tips, was brewed to celebrate BC Craft Beer Month by R&B Brewing, Brassneck Brewery, Red Truck Brewing, Main Street Brewing, and 33 Acres Brewing – all British Columbian breweries that call the Brewery Creek District of Vancouver home.”
October 21, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by minimalist | Country: South Korea
“Wine used to be one of the most expensive liquors in some countries a few decades ago. Now it has become so affordable that we can even enjoy wine with a few dollars.
Unlike its popularity, we personally thought the way wine is consumed is and its culture on the table are a bit inconvenient.
vin grâce is a new solution, introducing the whole new wine culture to the market. Paper-made container is far more lighter than a glass bottle, not to mention easier to carry, cheaper to produce and of course not fragile.”
October 20, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by Taylor Goad | Country: United States
Conceptual work from Philly based designer Taylor Goad.
“What’s great about Northcoast’s beers is that they only use the necessary amount premium, high-quality ingredients. I wanted the design to reflect that by stripping everything down to basic, geometric shapes.”
October 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Namesake | Country: United States
“Westward Whiskey is a very small bottling of rare and original American malt whiskey, distilled and bottled by House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon. Made from 100% malted barley grown in the Pacific Northwest, Westward is fermented with ale yeast for exceptional character, and double pot distilled and matured in two-char American oak barrels.
The visual language was designed to reflect Westward’s original take on a traditional and well-respected spirit, and to further establish Westward as a premier offering. Each element of the label was developed with this focus in mind. The branding salutes Westward’s exploratory approach to making whiskey while the smaller sized bottle emphasizes the specialty of the spirit in hand. Details like beveled embossing, black and gold foil, and a wax seal closure were used to encourage the tactile experience of enjoying whiskey.”
October 16, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by The Collective | Country: Australia
“When thinking of a name for their brand, winemakers Liz and Travis Wray decided that winemaking really was a bit of a gamble. Despite their vineyard being in a prime spot in Margaret River, every vintage Liz and Travis felt they always had to deal with “what nature played them”: hence the name House of Cards.
With the winning combination of great wine, a fantastic brief and a lovely client, this was a really enjoyable project from beginning to end. Liz wrote: “We have had such amazing feedback… thank you for working so hard to produce a label that has captured our personalities and our brief perfectly.”
We have worked on a number of product ranges for House of Cards Wines over the past few years.”
September 25, 2013 | 7 Comments
Designed by Stranger & Stranger | Country: United States
“Square bottles take up less space but you never see them on the wine shelves. If the wine industry turned over to square instead of round bottles we’d save almost a million trees in outer cardboard boxes alone. Not to mention savings in shipping and storage. We’ve created the icon square brand, California Square, available at Total Wines from today.”
September 18, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by Sandstrom Partners | Country: United States
“Award-winning brand design agency Sandstrom Partners announced it has completed a dramatic new package design for Portland-based distillery House Spirits’ flagship product, Aviation Gin, according to Sandstrom president Jack Peterson.
House Spirits is one of the most established and fastest-growing craft-distilleries in the United States, and the company needed to establish its point of differentiation from traditional London Dry Gin.
“Up until now, gin has been a spirit closely associated with the English—London dry gin,” Peterson said. “Aviation is creating the new American Gin experience, downplaying juniper and adding other adventurous botanicals such as cardamom, lavender, Indian sarsaparilla, coriander, anise, and dried sweet orange peel for a more balanced flavor. The bottle and label are designed to strikingly differentiate the brand from the pack in an American way.”
September 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by David Cole Creative | Country: United States
“This project was another chance for me to work with Canon Seattle’s famous Jamie Boudreau – award winning bartender, restaurateur, curator of the world’s best drink selection (an actual award, 2013) and great client. I was excited to have this opportunity to dress up his signature bitters with the premium label design they deserve. An embossed, common (master) label design with write-in varietal name is flexible and affordable, while at the same time lending a hand-made touch to these authentically hand-made bitters.”
September 15, 2013 | 3 Comments
Designed by The Brand Union | Country: Sweden
I know we’re a bit late to the party with this work, but it’s great nonetheless.
“This is one of the most dramatic changes we’ve ever made, and our biggest and most transforma- tive design project ever. Our goal was to give our customers distinctive designs that are unlike anything one has ever seen. Vibrant, captivating bottles that bring energy to any occasion and celebrate the fact that every flavour in the ABSOLUT VODKA range is something extraordinary,” says Anna Kamjou, Global Design Director at ABSOLUT. “The standard
thinking says a fruit-flavoured vodka requires fruit imagery. We wanted to break that convention. We asked our design team to reach into the symbolism and myths tied to the ingredients to find each flavour’s core essence — and then amplify that essence through art.”