February 19, 2014 | No Comments
Designed by Brennan Gleason | Country: Canada
“This self directed student project for my final semester of design school was initiated with the goal in mind of creating a unique, eye catching identity and packaging design for a craft brewery.
High Seas Brewing Co. is a home brewed brand myself and my roommate created to give our small batch beer an identity all its own. With his love of the high seas and my love for crafty, simple, eye catching design I saw this as a perfect opportunity to create something great.”
February 10, 2014 | No Comments
Designed by Craig Valentino Design | Country: United States
“During the 2014 holiday season, as per tradition, the home brew of Father & Son Brewing Company was created. This year, the name Citrus Gold was given to this orange golden ale, which of course was named after the sweet notes of Belgian orange peel used in the brewing process. The idea was to create a label that was as bright, as bold, and as crisp as the the beer itself, allowing it to accurately represent the brew.
The beer was then bottled using 2 different sizes of swing top bottles and hand-labeled with bright white thick-stock paper. It was then distributed as holiday promotional gifts.”
February 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Designed by A3 Studio | Country: Switzerland
“The Brasserie Artisanale du Château based in Lausanne, Switzerland, commissioned the graphic design agency A3 Studio to create four new labels for their traditionally made beer, as well new packaging.
The beers are brewed with a traditional process, for this reason A3 Studio has developed a graphic style which is both contemporary and traditional. The labels for la Brune, la Blonde, la Ginger and the India Pale Ale are inspired by the sea world and are decorated with ropes. The illustrations (a whale, a corset, a siren, and a ship) are drawn by hand to emphasize the hand made production of the beer, they are inspired by old engravings and sailor tattoos.
Printed on craft paper, the labels stress the authenticity of the beer. The brown cardboard of the four-pack completes the look.”
February 7, 2014 | No Comments
Designed by lg2boutique | Country: Canada
“The Farnham Ale & Lager Brewery is a new company that has just made a splash in the world of Quebec Beers. The brewer, located in the village of the same name, called on lg2boutique to design a brand platform that reflected its product, develop a graphic identity, design packaging and the total identity of the platform.
The branding of Farnham Ale & Lager positions this new Quebec brewer as an innovative brand that stands out in its category because of its taste and because of its look.
All of the graphic elements were chosen to highlight the beer’s origin, which was this Eastern Townships railway town. The four flavours stand out with their strong colour codes, their degrees of bitterness are indicated by 12, 27, 33 and 64, highlighted numbers, and the diagonal cross symbolizes a railway crossing.
The platform contains packaging, promotional clothing, caps, glasses and coasters.”
January 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2013.
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.
See how each country stacked up.
December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Freytag Anderson | Country: United Kingdom
“48 Miles Later” is a collaboration brew between Fyne Ales and Brewdog, all in the spirit of Brewdog’s recent #Collabfest. The result is a unique Smoked Chilli Black Ale named ’48 Miles Later’, relating to the distance between the Brewdog bar and the Fyne Ales brewery.
We were engaged by Fyne Ales to develop a label for a limited edition 750ml release of the beer. In collaboration with designer Matt Burns, we developed a concept that would incorporate the two locations as well as the breathtaking drive required to reach the brewery from Glasgow to the shores of Loch Fyne. We interpreted the twists and turns of the epic route using ink and roller onto A1 textured board.
In addition to the beer label we created a short brand film. The film evokes the taste, textures and warmth of the beer whilst capturing the craftsmanship and bespoke nature of the craft beer brewing process.”
December 30, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by Font3studi | Country: Spain
“Gavarra beer is made in the traditional manner and seeks to convey the values, history and authenticity of the local cork production trade that dates back to the early 18th century. Peelers, hauliers and stopper makers who, with their effort and dedication, were pioneers in exploiting the finest cork material in the world, while at the same time ensuring the preservation of the landscape of the Gavarres hills.
The territory of the Gavarres, as has always happened and still happens today with any inhabited area, reflects the activities and ways of life of the various human communities that have populated it. The names of the places and their legends reveal a way of perceiving and interpreting his world.”
December 17, 2013 | No Comments
Designed by Neumeister | Country: Sweden
“Whoever said you can’t recreate the past, apparently never told Spendrups master brewer, Richard Bengtsson. Inspired by archives and a fascination with historical brewing techniques, Bengtsson did just that, re-launching a Swedish classic that hadn’t been around for over 50 years. Although Melleruds brewery is long gone, we wanted to respect the rebirth of its prized pilsner with a design language that presents the nostalgia and unvarnished aesthetic of the 1940s in a way that is current and inviting. Everything from the logotype to label design and packaging takes you back to a time when simplicity trumped sophistication, colour was a fad, and the words ‘ordinary’ and ‘traditional’ were considered high praise. Fast-forward to the present and you’ve got design that gets noticed, because it is honest. That stays fresh, because it is authentic. The perfect dressing for a beer Bengtsson considers “just as it should be.”
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 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.”