“Sonoma’s West County is known for the sea glass on it’s beaches and the local artists who re-use found materials in their work. We thought Sonoma Dry best defined this distinctive gin made from local ingredients.”
“To celebrate it’s first anniversary, Taft’s Ale House in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati releases Old Wooden Tooth – a limited-edition Russian Imperial Stout that has been aging in bourbon barrels since the ale house opened last year.
Taft’s design shop, 1 Trick Pony, teamed up with the folks at Steinhauser, a family owned custom label printer just across the river in Kentucky that specializes in beer and spirits labels. Each 500mL bottle comes packaged in a custom branded wooden box and features a neck flag and label that are custom printed with 9 colors including a metallic copper ink on a cherry veneer label.”
“A fine line separates the worlds of wine and beer. Fil is a seam stitched between these two worlds. A sparkling wine made with a type of yeast typically used for brewing beer.
The natural formation of bubbles produced by bottle fermentation manifests itself in a multitude of threads of tiny bubbles that give their name to ‘vi d’agulla,’ literally ‘needle wine’ – subtle and persistent on the tongue and the palate.
“Elisir di Trabia is an extra-virgin olive oil produced in Trabia, a small town in Sicily. The name is inspired by the well-known opera “L’elisir d’amore” (The elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti. This olive oil is not a love potion, but you will fall in love with it’s fragrance and superfine taste. The label is simple with heavy lettering resembling Italian Futurism. The geometric pattern with triangles and circles is represents the olives on the tree, between the leaves. The packaging was artisanally made with care and love: from the choice of the small 25cl glass bottles to the paper for the label (Crush Kiwi 120gr/m2, a unique earth friendly paper made using process residues from organic products including olives). Elisir di Trabia isn’t sold anywhere, it was made as a unique gift for friends and relatives, to satiate their appetite with a touch of love.”
“We constantly find ourselves dreaming up product ideas that bridge the gap between design and product development. Seaworthy Vodka is one of those ideas that we’re proud has made it off the pages in our scrapbook and into production!
Inspired by the Australian seaside and the glorious Bloody Mary cocktail –Seaworthy’s unique taste profile is navigated by the native Australian botanicals of Saltbush (recalling sea-like flavours), Dorrigo Pepperleaf, Lemon Myrtle and Coriander seed.
Seaworthy explores the relationship between land and sea: Two powerful forces coming together to represent the creation of something intriguing and exciting through the complex profile of earthy spice and salty, sweet sea flavour notes. We captured the energy and drama of land and sea colliding through a striking illustration applied to a full circumference bottle label that draws in consumers from all angles.”
“People gravitate towards brands that have a unique story to tell, and few have as rich a history as Budweiser. Since 1876, the brand has represented uncompromising quality and relentless ambition, reflected through the craft and care that goes into brewing every beer. Our task was to capture this spirit through design.
Recognising that it was time to align the brand identity with the beer itself, Budweiser partnered with our NYC team to refresh their packaging and visual identity. Starting with an exploration of the brand’s history, we uncovered the depth of Budweiser’s rich iconography. We then sweated the details, working alongside the world’s best to craft each element by hand.
From there, we created two bespoke typefaces to communicate the brand’s principles and a simplified bow tie icon to deliver a more contemporary identity for today’s audience.”
“BlossomGueuze is the latest edition to Lindemans Botanical range.
BlossomGueuze is 2 to 3 year old lambic aged in wood, blended with 12 month old lambic and elderflower. After refermentation in the bottle this gueuze has a golden colour and combines the sour taste of lambic with the natural and fresh aromas of elderflower.
“It’s an ideal aperitif and also combines well with various ingredients such as oysters, fish, pheasant or spring chicken.” Thomas Locus, chef-owner of the excellent Michelin-starred restaurant Bistro Margaux.
The design is screen printed directly to the glass of the champagne style bottle.”
“It’s not every day that you come skincare products you also want to eat. Nubia’s new skincare line is handmade in Montreal using 100% natural ingredients, and includes premium products for the face and body.
The Nubia skincare line appeals to women in their late 20’s and older who choose their products based on purity of ingredients, the highest production standards, and social/environmental factors. The packaging accentuates product visibility while balancing a high-end, modern aesthetic with personalized, tactile and colourful touches that highlight the freshness of the ingredients used.”
“1998 House of Arras 20th Anniversary Late Disgorged, an extremely rare and coveted limited edition – to drive awareness for the House of Arras and celebrate 20 years of passion, dedication and patience. 300 bottles and a price tag of $350 AUS each.”
“Vine Roots commemorates the artisan aesthetics of traditional botanical notebooks used by the vigneron (winemaker) in their search to find and restore the memory of the terroir. An iconic design which uses handwritten notes and stamped motifs which capture the care and detail of its creator. A limited edition wine, of powerful character and exclusivity (premium), which aims to reach an experienced public on an international level. Our packaging proposal focuses on the profile of international consumers, capturing the essence of personality and memory of the estate in its visual aspect.”