August 28, 2011 | No Comments
Designed by Insite Design | Country: Canada
Believe it or not, Canadians share an indelible spirit and commonality — we are hard working, nose to the grindstone underdogs that stop at nothing to get the job done. Despite our modest stature, conservative stiff lips and ever apologetic disposition, we rise to the top when the game bell rings.
Mike Weir embodies this spirit and among his Canadian sport icon peers, stands out as the true Underdog. In sport as in wine, Canadians continue to stand up to the challenges, capitalize on timing and execute on hard work as did Mike Weir leading up to his win of the 2003 PGA Masters.
Mike Weir’s Underdog Wine Co. celebrates all of our achievements as Canadians — you, me, wine, design, sport, innovation — Canada is right there leading the way. Congrats to Mike Weir, Ontario wine and all Canadians.
August 24, 2011 | 1 Comment
Designed by Voicebox Creative | Country: United States
Some redesigns are subtle and slightly refreshed. Change a border, enhance a background, and update a brand mark. Others are more intense and can breathe new life into a brand in need of rejuvenation. A clever Voicebox associate once compared the varying degrees of package redesign to cosmetic surgery, describing the level of departure from the original as follows:
2. Tummy Tuck
3. Gender Reassignment
Based on that scale, we’re proud to be a solid 3 with Lot 96. The redesign was a complete overhaul; from bottle shape, label shape, both brand and sub-brand marks to paper, imagery, color palette, and finishes. We essentially started from scratch, much like the winery itself has in recent years with its new winemaking team, practices, and processes.
Best known for its flagship varietal, Petite Sirah, Lot 96 commemorates Foppiano’s founding in 1896. The redesign celebrates Foppiano’s rich heritage with a bold and contemporary numeric lock-up and striking color palette, which is offset by a vintage photo of Louis M. Foppiano signifying one of five generations of Foppiano descendants to take part in the family wine business.
August 22, 2011 | 3 Comments
Designed by Levenson & Hill | Country: United States
“Frozen Ghost Vodka is a new entry in the crowded super-premium vodka marketplace. Arresting packaging is vital to success in this segment, both for the bottle and the box it arrives in. This design capitalizes on what the name suggests, both eeriness and the appetite appeal of a chilled vodka with an ethereally smooth flavor.”
August 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
Designed by 4sightinc | Country: United States
“For the discerning female consumer unsatisfied with the taste of many popular alcoholic beverages, SX Latin Liquors has launched a new line of premium Latin spirits infused with sensual and exotic ingredients. The distinctive contoured bottle and the products inside deliver on the brand’s bold promise: Your Drink. Sexier!
SX (the “S” stands for sensual and the “X” for exotic) is launching with three products. All are named for passionate Latin dances: SXchachacha (100% agave reposado tequila infused with lemon and honey, SXcalypso (aged rum and a hint of mint and lemon) and SXsamba (cachaca rum with a hint of vanilla and sweet limes).
August 18, 2011 | No Comments
Designed by Jennifer Wijaya | Country: United States
“As a part of advanced packaging class in the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the assignment was to pick an existing California winery to design their wine label. T his include designing two lower-tier wine, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, priced on $40 per bottle, and a higher-tier Cabernet Sauvignon priced at $150 per bottle that comes with a wine case. I picked Opus One Winery, America’s first, ultra-premium brand wine born under the partnership of Chateau de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. The main goal is to reflect their exquisite and delicate wine production technique through the new label. The inspiration came from the 1800s music sheet covers, after referring back to the meaning of the word Opus (the first masterwork of a composer), but still keeping it modern and current.”
August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment
Designed by Ruska, Martín, Associates | Country: Germany
“A premium wine that actually costs more than 25 euros is offered for a far lower price: A fantastic bargain for the wine connoisseur! For their client Wein & Vinos, Berlin based design studio Ruska, Martín, Associates developed a design concept and made this offer possible by presenting a classy wine as a simple, no-name table wine with a white label. The idea behind the “Mesa/8” as the first wine of a series called the “Mesa Project” was to help Spanish vintners clear their vaults for next year‘s vintage without ruining their reputation by selling their best wines at knockdown prices. The limited run of 18,500 bottles of “Mesa/8”, the first edition, was sold out within two days.
August 15, 2011 | 2 Comments
Carl wine is an independent and family owned company founted in 1973 by Erling Carl, and currently under the management and ownership of his two sons, Michael and Gert Carl. During its more than 35 years of existence the company has developed from a one-man operation, to a business group with wine production in Bordeaux and Romania.
The Romanian low-medium prized wines are sold in discount grosery shops. The insight is that people buying wine in discount shops often know very little to nothing about wine. Therefore we wanted the help the consumer by letting the label reflect the taste and quality of the individual wine. From the cheap Merlot/Sangiovese to the more expensive Reserve and white wine.
August 15, 2011 | 3 Comments
Designed by Blend-it Design | Country: Israel
“Branding and design for the Golan Brewery. The Golan Brewery was launched as a joint venture by the Ohayon family and the Golan Heights Winery. Located in Katzrin, the brewery produces beer of an international caliber. In our search for a design concept, we engaged in a dialogue between the local and the sophisticated, the masculine and the liberated, and the rugged and the cultured.”
August 12, 2011 | 4 Comments
Designed by Cory Etzkorn | United States
“What’s fit for the oval office, flyer than Airforce One, and Stronger than the U.S. dollar? The Original PepperMint, of course! These federal-reserve-fresh mints come in two delicious and highly stylized varieties sure to please your inner capitalist.
August 10, 2011 | 3 Comments
Designed by Atipus | Country: Spain
“Aloja is a sea goddess, energic but tender. The hair of the goddess involves the label creating a sinuous texture. Tasting notes: “Mediterranean character, with volume and prevalence of berries, balsamic and spicy.”