Wrangletown Cider

Wrangletown Cider

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Designed by Auston Design Group | Country: United States

“Today, it’s a small quiet Humboldt County community named Freshwater, but around the turn of the century it was better known as Wrangletown. And while Wrangletown was small, it was anything but quiet — miners, loggers, and seven saloons, were the perfect formula to breed public disagreements.

Two of Wrangletown’s most notoriously disagreeable women provide the focal point for this package. The unique town history not only provided the inspiration for the old-west look, it became a prominent element of the packaging.

The proprietary, hand-lettered brandmark and the custom woodcut style illustrations were created to roughly reflect the old west look and feel of print design in the late 1800’s. The use of multiple typefaces also evokes the era, and gives the sense that the printer used every piece of wood-type in his drawer ­— not an uncommon practice back when printers doubled as designers. We think it all adds up to a “sorta refined, kinda classy” package.”

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Kent Cider Company

Kent Cider Company

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Designed by Sand Creative | Country: United Kingdom

“The Kent Cider Company is proud of its traditional methods of production, but its outlook is more contemporary than most Cider brands. The redesign reflects this, while giving it a more vibrant and upbeat personality.

Navigation was difficult with the previous design so each variant was made more distinctive, starting with its own stylised tree, each bearing one huge fruit to communicate the single variety used in production. All the information below is held within its roots.

A hexagonal shape, inspired by the corners of apple crates, was also introduced to create a more distinctive badge, to which bold vibrant colours were added.

The detail continues to the bottom of each label. The Russet variant for example is also known as ‘old leather coat’ due to its rough skin. This is reflected in the illustration and the supporting graphic elements, such as the Alcohol volume holding shape which is also the sign for leather.”

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Awestruck Hometown Homicider

Awestruck Hometown Homicider

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Designed by Buddy | Country: United Kingdom

“Every small town holds its secrets, its myths and its legends. No matter how sleepy and bucolic they seem from the outside, how cosy they feel — behind that friendly welcome, beyond that lazy wood smoke curling up from the chimneys, there’s often a darker melody of secrets unknown.

Hometown Homicider is just that creature. Carefully crafted to evoke warm memories of home comforts—pumpkin pie, sugar and spice—it also has a darker, smokier, more furtive side to it.

Buddy was asked to create a distinctive label to reflect this sinister limited release whilst retaining the bold simplicity of the Awestruck brand.”

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Henderson’s Cider

Henderson's Cider

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Designed by Sand Creative | Country: United Kingdom

“The Henderson’s range from the Kent cider company offers a more traditional flavours to the core range.Previous designs eluded to a Victorian age and we really expanded on this idea. Each variant is inspired by a different Victorian poster style. The toffee apple takes inspiration from old circus posters, the Elderflower is inspired by botanical book plates and the Spiced cider models itself on Victorian elixirs.”

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Left Field Cider Co.

Left Field Cider Co.

Left Field Cider Co.

Designed by Also Known As | Country: Canada

“Left Field Cider Co. is a handcrafted english style cider, founded by two sisters and supported by awesome family and friends. The cider is brewed and bottled at the family ranch in Mamette Lake, BC, a place that you have to visit to get the full experience. This is not your average sugar-y, cooler style cider – it’s all natural, super dry and refreshing as hell – seriously, there’s nothing like it on the market. For the new cider packaging, we took a new approach from their core packaging – focusing on the craftsman approach to creating a premium cider. We created an adaptable label that each year could be used with new variations of cider batches from year to year.”

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Sonoma Cider

Sonoma Cider

Sonoma Cider

Designed by Sandstrom Partners | Country: United States

“Award-winning brand design agency Sandstrom Partners announces the completion of brand strategy and design for Healdsburg, California-based Sonoma Beverage Works for its new Sonoma Cider line, according to Sandstrom president Jack Peterson.

“Sonoma Beverage Works is a business owned by a family with a true passion for producing the finest American-made cider available,” Peterson said. “Our brand design and packaging was carefully developed to reflect that passion for quality in every way.”

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Spirit Tree

Spirit Tree

Spirit Tree

Designed by TAXI | Country: Canada

“Challenge: the challenge for this assignment was to take a small town Mom-and Pop cidery and transform it into a world-class contender within a wildly competitive beverage landscape.

Approach: due to the large volume of products Spirit Tree sells, we knew that a simple, yet bold design system was needed to differentiate each of the products. Spirit Tree has always been known as an apple cidery. With this in mind, we created a logo and visual language using modern-looking apple tree branches as the main design element. These branches were used as a pattern on everything from the packaging, corporate stationery, shopping bag and even as a design element within the store.”

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Two Step Apple Cider

Two Step Apple Cider

Two Step Apple Cider

Designed by Freeform Advertising + Design | Country: Australia | Illustration: Rudi de Wet

“We needed to create packaging that allowed Mountain Goat to stand out as the quality contender, whilst avoiding the conventions of many other labels (colour choices, obvious apple imagery etc).

Yet it still needed to be clear it was a cider. For this, we imagined the kind of orchard a brand like Mountain Goat might source its apples from.

We then entered relevant terms into Google image search, and created a visual mashup of the more random results. These became the inhabitants of the orchard, such as the two-stepping goats, car castle, sneaky ninja and drum tractor.

The final product was this quirky, illustrated label which gave us a unique visual language for all packaging and communications.”

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Hollandse Cider

Hollandse Cider

Hollandse Cider

Designed by Mattmo | Country: The Netherlands

“Giel is a small-scale producer of Dutch Cider. Cider is a natural form of conservation of apples. Giels apples are unsprayed and handpicked in the Tull en ‘t Waal area. In Spain, UK, France and Germany Cider is food culture. Cider has a growing market in The Netherlands.”

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Monteith’s Cider

Monteith’s Cider

Monteith’s Cider

Designed by Designworks | Country: New Zealand

“Brief: Launched before the cider trend properly exploded onto the New Zealand market, the success of DB’s Crushed Apple Cider soon led to a Pear variant, and the need for a new 12-pack range. The company had a strong offering in place: a premium cider, 100 per cent sourced from New Zealand raw materials instead of the concentrate used by competitors. What it needed was packaging that would vocalize the product’s unique selling point.”

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