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SPECIAL

July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

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Designed by HUMAN1ST | Country: Slovenia

“SPECIAL was developed by the Laško Brewery in response to the increasing popularity of craft beers. Human1st developed the entire brand narrative. We included master brewers in the communication, put their signature on the bottle and put a serial number on each bottle. We also designed and developed a new SPECIAL bottle. We designed rules for communicating the brand, made brand book and made an info film about the brand and two TV spots. In designing the label we studied Laško’s label history, and developed a new labelling system for each of the two lines of beers which will join the SPECIAL family. SPECIAL has two lines: Traditionally Brewed (red) with traditional Laško recipes, and New Tradition (white) with new experimental recipes.”

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Bootlegger Apple Brew

April 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

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Designed by Halewood International | Country: United Kingdom

“In the years of Prohibition, Moonshiners used fruit juice to sweeten their raw, illicit booze before transporting it in used spirit bottles. Inspired by these lawless rebels, independent drinks company Halewood International created Bootlegger Apple Brew – an old fashioned apple beer that’s flavoured with White Grain Spirit.

The packaging is inspired by American Prohibition and vintage drink labels and has a raw, hand made feel, featuring simple black typography on an old paper background. The variant is communicated using a green stamp which adds a pop of colour and reflects the apple flavour. A 330ml stubby bottle was chosen to give the brand a point of difference from the rest of the spirit beer category and reflects the uniquely distinctive liquid.

To complete the look the bottle features a red, white and blue crown inspired by the anti Prohibition badges of the era.”

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Contraband Playing Cards

February 22, 2015 | No Comments

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Designed by Joe White | Country: United Kingdom

“Designed in London by Joe White, Contraband Playing Cards were inspired by secret societies, conspiracy theories, and everything unknown. Every inch of the Contraband deck was designed from scratch – the court cards, the Aces, and even inside of the box.

Best of all: The Contraband Book Lamp. Two very special, 50-year old books. Each book has a secret. The top book is a functional lamp, handcrafted with an Edison bulb and antique nickel power switch. Slide the top book to reveal a secret compartment hidden inside. Four decks of Contraband Playing Cards reside within – yours to use or replace with contraband of your own.”

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Lighthouse Brewing Co.

February 15, 2015 | No Comments

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Designed by Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. | Country: Canada

“As part of an entire portfolio rebrand, St. Bernadine was asked to help create a new look for Lighthouse Brewing Co.’s “House Series” family of craft beers.

Aligned with the brand’s nautical positioning, and inspired by bold, colourful patterns found on lighthouses around the world, the team at St. Bernadine created striking patterns for the family (Race Rocks Amber Ale: horizontal stripes, Keepers Stout: diagonal bars, Beacon ESB: diamonds, and Bowline Pilsner: checked squares).

The flat white base colour brings family unity to the series as well as echoing the lighthouse namesake, while the colourful patterns allow each flavour to be easily distinguished within the series and contribute to findability and presence in a visually cluttered craft category.”

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ION Chocolate

January 18, 2015 | No Comments

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Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece

“Τhe briefing (in brief): We would like to renew the image of our line of couverture chocolates. We need a contemporary look for a popular product.

Τhe target consumer: A middle – upper class group of various ages, faithful to the ION quality and also younger generations of prospective clients.

The design: This is a client with whom we have cooperated successfully in other rebranding projects. In this case we had to change the couverture packaging in a way that would update the product identity and pleasantly surprise consumers while strengthening loyalty to the brand. We opted for a design drastically different to the visually overcharged one that already existed: the packaging surface was cleared so that the basic product attributes could emerge in favour of the consumer. Zones of colour were limited to surface edges so as to denote the 4 different chocolate types-flavors (classic, milk, dark cocoa and white chocolate). Emphasis was given to the 5 gr. couverture piece which is the functional basis of the chocolate-cooking process; its sharp ‘snap’ is actually a sign of quality and the first element that memory recalls in relation to couverture handling. Cooking ritual was further invoked by the hand-drawn designs of pots where chocolate pieces are melted. The selected typography added to an overall feeling of a neat kitchen diary where notes and recipes are kept and valued.”

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Kohana Coffee

December 17, 2014 | No Comments

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Designed by Helms Workshop | Country: United States

“Kohana’s coffee is exceptional, but their brand identity was dated, out of sync with their values and missing the mark with contemporary coffee culture. With the brand poised to enter the national market and launch a new product line, it was a perfect moment to shun evolution in favor of revolution.

We proposed a bold transition from a dated packaging system to an identity focused on the islands that inspired the brand, its values and the ritual of enjoying a cup of coffee. To help, we invited artist Abi Daniel to capture the beauty and energy of the coffee plant. The result is a striking package that not only conveys a sense of Hawaii, but translates to just about anywhere people enjoy a moment of reflection.”

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Gaea Fruit Bars

October 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

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Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece

“The riefing (in brief): We would like to renew packaging for our fruit bars in order to claim a better position in the market.

The target consumer: Modern consumers in the international market. Mostly young to adults, busy and health conscious people.

The design: We studied the relevant market carefully and discovered that fruit bar packaging is dominated by the same aesthetic: small surfaces busy with information, colors and naturalistic details to the end that the product look misses the point of the very simplicity and practicality that lies in the product’s making. Our client, Gaea, has a reputation for natural practices and the use of pure ingredients. We decided to place all focus on relating this fact to the consumers in a strikingly minimal way. For both the individual and multiple bar packages we cleared the front and laid a crispy white surface. Each fruit taste (peach, fig, apple) is conveyed by a domineering close up of the fruit (on the bar) and its full shape (on the box). The fruit image has a distinctly sharp character and the effect of a 3D experience.”

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Student Work – Marcel Messner

October 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Designed by Marcel Messner | Country: Germany

“Honest, authentic, strong – that’s KOLBEN, a real beer for real men. It’s the perfect refreshment after you spent a whole day in the forest chopping wood for your fireplace.

In this student project of the masters-program Packaging, Design & Marketing at Stuttgart Media University in Germany the task was to create a unique beverage brand including marketing, packaging and graphic design. From the earliest concepts to the production of the bottles and secondary packaging, we produced everything in-house at the University.”

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Foods Cross

October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

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Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece

“The briefing (in brief): “We would like to enter the market with our top quality product. We need brand identity design and packaging applications.” 

The target consumer: Greek and foreign markets. Sophisticated consumers who look for quality products. 

The design: The market for honey is a rising one and as such already filled with a variety of packaging designs. We needed to realize a brand identity able to convey this product’s specific advantage: it’s pure synthesis. This is Greek honey distinguished for its extremely high concentration of thyme pollen grains (80%). A rare, natural product of an eco-conscious process, meant to be offered in numbered and signed vases. We developed the logo design as a careful pairing of cross-shaped lettering (brand name) and the image of a bee, designed for us by the internationally known illustrator Si Scott. The elongated glass vessel we chose is covered on its upper part and toped by the brand identity elements and relevant information, in a way that allows the synthesis specifics and the collector’s data (number) to be clearly visible even when the top is removed. Black, white and red dominate the packaging design in an alternative reference to a pharmaceutical/cosmetics language.”

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Moolanda

August 18, 2014 | No Comments

Designed by Cornershop | Country: Australia

“Moolanda is an Aboriginal word meaning “on the far side.” The Moolanda vineyards are located on the far side of Barossa Valley. Aboriginal tribes roamed the valley for thousands of years and understood its unique qualities. Several rock art sites found in the region contain ancient drawings created using red, yellow and white ochre; rocks which can be found on Moolanda vineyards this very day. The way the soil interacts with these rocks affects how the vines grow. They are an invaluable part of the grape growing process for Moolanda.”

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