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 12, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Bindle | Country: Australia
“Bindle is an online gift service that blends sustainability with style. Apart from the obvious gifts themselves a big component of Bindle is the gift packaging.”
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 | 0 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 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Designed by Kathy Mueller | Country: United States
“Clean Break offers tongue-in-cheek parting gifts for that not-so-special someone. The concept is a line of confections, gift cards, and gift bags to deliver a “dear john” break-up message with humor. Our hope is that mismatched lovers can share a laugh in what is naturally an awkward moment, and perhaps even start a lasting platonic friendship.
Candy product packaging, like the “Don’t be Bitter” Lemonheads, proclaims such messages as, “Someone once told me, when life gives you a lemon… dump him.” And the cards offer options such as “I hope you… A) Find love. B) Call me to hook up. C) Go to hell or D) Get an STD.”
August 9, 2013 | 4 Comments
Designed by Bob Studio | Country: Greece
“Brand and packaging design for LIA extra virgin olive oil producing company.
The logo refers to the traditional way and means used to produce olive oil. Multiplying the logo creates a pattern, also used to decorate the packaging, that resembles ways used to decorate objects in older eras, bringing out the place’s great cultural history.”
August 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Designed by Cultivator Advertising & Design | Country: United States
“This month, Dust Cutter Beverage Co., Jackson Hole, Wy., launches its first product line, three varieties of all-natural, western-style lemonade, available in western state test markets and online. Package design (as well as the branding and advertising) is by Cultivator Advertising & Design, Denver, their first work for the new client.
Dust Cutter is packaged in fast-cooling, 16 oz., reclosable aluminum (“Alumi-Tek”) bottles, and comes in Original, Huckleberry, and Iced Tea varieties, retailing online for $20 per 12-pack. Its all-natural ingredients include ginseng and Vitamin B. Dust Cutter is made from the company founder, Eric Green’s family recipe, served up for generations to parched guests at the Warm Springs Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.”
August 5, 2013 | 0 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 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
The paintings that hang on the walls of a house reflect the aesthetic sensibilities of its occupants. In this sense, every person wants a piece of art that speaks out to him – and no person in his right mind will buy art that holds no special appeal.
Fortunately, there are ways for anyone to get a hold of art that caters to his taste. Online, it is easy to pick out paintings and sculptures. Mixed media art is usually categorized according to orientation, size, medium, subject, and style. This gives everyone leeway in terms of choices!
Why A Home Should Have Art
There are many reasons why every home should have at least one piece of art. Below are some of the most compelling ones.
Attention getting mixed media art in a home widens the horizon of its occupants. It teaches diversity by portraying cultural traits, religious preferences, and lifestyle choices. Just by looking at a piece of art, a person immediately appreciates something new.
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.”