October 10, 2012 | 1 Comment
Designed by Kristian Mjøset | Country: Norway
“This dark beer is brewed using smoked malt grown in the Ravenhof Castles courtyard to give it a rich and strong smoky flavour.
The label itself is laser engraved on the bottle. A metallic purple colour is used to give it a premium, yet dark and gritty feel. The carrier pack is simple and consistent with the visual style of the brand. The handle incorporates the shape of the logo and the bottle opener is used as a give-away and to strengthen the carrier pack.”
October 9, 2012 | 4 Comments
Designed by Base Design | Country: Belgium
“With values rooted in the past but a business plan oriented toward the future, Dandoy asked Base Design in 2011 to modernize and rethink its visual identity, packaging range and website. The main questions to solve were “How do you transform a small-scale, local family business into a global family brand, without losing the image of local craftsmanship and true tradition?” and “How to reach a broader audience?”.
To tackle these questions, Base Design started with interviews in the field to gauge the context. This was followed by an analysis of Dandoy’s assets, opportunities and brand experience, a benchmark study, ideas for improvement and a workshop with the client. All this resulted in about ten design-strategy recommendations followed by a graphic design phase.”
October 9, 2012 | 2 Comments
Designed by Stranger & Stranger | Country: United States
“Our long time whisky client, Compass Box, has done a limited edition scotch for the icon London store Selfridges. London artist Peter Blake seemed fitting inspiration but Selfridges have really gone to town with the in store displays.
This is a very limited bottling so get it while you can.”
October 8, 2012 | 5 Comments
Designed by mousegraphics | Country: Greece
“The briefing (in brief): We want a packaging design that will communicate the difference in quality, the refined character and the exceptional origin of our product. The target audience: An eclectic but low-key clientele. The design: To meet the expectations of an overseas based client was a challenge we accepted with enthusiasm. Our design approach developed through a series of emails and skype calls between Athens and the exotic Mauritius, whilst we gradually absorbed the information that described this food product as ethically cultivated and dynamically positioned in the contemporary market. This experience was incorporated into the design framework. Thus, a mighty combination between the stated, the symbolic and the imaginary emerged. The essence of the island and the grain -the basic unit of every rice production- are rendered visible through clear, dynamic albeit elegant, transparent, duo-chromatic (b&w), non-folkloric design choices.”
October 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Designed by Camilla Edvardsen | Country: Norway
“Piquant is a premium Belgium cherry beer. Taking the best of Belgian brewing traditions and combining them with modern and innovative brewing techniques Piquant manages to introduce a new exciting beer, yet maintains the quality of the traditional Belgium beers we all know and love.
Everything about piquant links up to it’s taste. From the shape of the bottle, to the colour scheme down to the name itself it all reflects it’s core ingredient: cherry. Even the carry pack holds the bottles so it form the shape of a cherry.”
October 7, 2012 | 2 Comments
Designed by True Design | Country: Norway
“Røkeriet is a fish smokery in Bergen on the west coast of Norway. The branding in general and packaging communicate their natural, traditional and handcrafted methods when smoking their products. They use only the highest quality, locally sourced salmon and take great pride in the final product. The design needed to be contemporary yet traditional, functional and visualize the high quality of the product.”
October 6, 2012 | 4 Comments
Designed by Hardhat Design | Country: United Kingdom
“Coffee Supreme’s take-out cups were already known in NZ and Australia for being unusual, distinctive and quirky, so while we knew from our re-brand brief that they wanted the brand to ‘grow up’, we felt it was important they didn’t lose their individuality.
Ideally they also needed to convey Coffee Supreme’s love & enthusiasm for the handmade craft of making coffee, that they were confident and quirky, approachable and supportive, and staying true to the good old fashioned standards the company started out with.”
October 5, 2012 | 1 Comment
Designed by Nathan Hull | Country: Australia
October 5, 2012 | 2 Comments
Designed by B&B studio | Country: United Kingdom
“For 20 years, Nespresso has been the king of premium coffee pod systems, its exclusivity guaranteed by restricting capsule sales to specialist stores and online only. But when its design patents expired in 2012, the market for Nespresso-compliant capsules opened up to a host of competitors.
Our friends at Cafépod were first to market with a concise range of coffee pods exclusive to Waitrose stores. With just the name in place, our role was to create a brand identity, packaging and web presence with the potential to encourage Nespresso loyalists to switch to a brand from the supermarket shelves.
Inspired by Cafépod’s desire to democratise a premium product, we set about expressing the social aspect of the coffee moment with a pair of clinking cups. The aesthetic combines gourmet cues, vibrant taste and contemporary character, all carefullly balanced to capture our everyday luxury brief.”
October 5, 2012 | 2 Comments
Designed by Catherine Petter | Country: Canada
“85% of the maple water harvested is returned to nature immediately after filtering to concentrate its sugars in the maple syrup production process. Élodie and Mathieu Fleury, a sister and brother whose parents are maple syrup producers, decided to take a different look at this natural resource and recover this maple water, separated from its sugars, to create the world’s only still water of its kind, a made in Quebec product of irreproachable quality: an innovative idea in a traditional sector with a sustainable development approach.”