East Side Bitter

East Side Bitter

East Side Bitter

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

R&B Brewing is one of Vancouver’s original East Van micro breweries, predating the current trend by almost two decades. Partners Rick (“R”) and Barry (“B”) asked St. Bernadine to help with a packaging redesign, initiated by the move from 650mL bottles to a standard 341mL 6-pack format.

The design language is inspired by R&B’s resolutely hand crafted product – as such, every element on the packaging is rendered by hand, including the bar code. Bold silhouette key illustrations take their cues from the beers’ quirky naming conventions, and strong colours aid standout and shelf blocking. Key brand story elements, hand rendered in expressive type, and additional varietal information, like IBU scale, boil information, aging temperature, hop and barley type and mix all support R&B’s independent, craft positioning.”

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Raven Cream Ale

Raven Cream Ale

Raven Cream Ale

Designed by Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc. | Country: Canada | Fonts used: None (Handlettered)

R&B Brewing is one of Vancouver’s original East Van micro breweries, predating the current trend by almost two decades. Partners Rick (“R”) and Barry (“B”) asked St. Bernadine to help with a packaging redesign, initiated by the move from 650mL bottles to a standard 341mL 6-pack format.

The design language is inspired by R&B’s resolutely hand crafted product – as such, every element on the packaging is rendered by hand, including the bar code. Bold silhouette key illustrations take their cues from the beers’ quirky naming conventions, and strong colours aid standout and shelf blocking. Key brand story elements, hand rendered in expressive type, and additional varietal information, like IBU scale, boil information, aging temperature, hop and barley type and mix all support R&B’s independent, craft positioning.”

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BETA 5

BETA 5

BETA 5

Designed by Glasfurd & Walker | Country: Canada

BETA 5 chocolates are produced in small batches using ethically sourced estate chocolates and premium ingredients.

The name comes from the form-5 beta crystal structure which is the most stable form of cocoa butter crystallization, formed through the controlled melting, and subsequent cooling (tempering) of liquid chocolate.

As a result, the identity reflects this approach to the chocolate making process – a careful blend of science and craftsmanship.

The packaging design was a carefully considered and executed aspect of the brand development. Understated and refined, the packaging doesn’t distract from beauty and vibrancy of the products inside them which are an exciting discovery.”

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Jive Talk

Jive Talk

Jive Talk

Designed by Rethink | Country: Canada

“This interactive CD package was designed for Jive Talk’s latest album ’123 Jump!’. To enhance fans’ experience with the band, we created an online animated experience using Augmented Reality and Quick Response codes.

Fold the CD case to form the stage and scan the AR code to start the band’s “live” animated performance. Watch the animated Jive Talk members perform their title track, “123 Jump!”.

The inner booklet shows each of the four band members. Scan the QR markers, place your Smart Phone over the band members’ mouths and watch the guys sing their music! Try experimenting with the music by scanning the band members at different times to remix the song, or break the song down and listen to each member individually.”

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Absolut Vancouver

Absolut Vancouver

Designed by Douglas Fraser | Country: Canada Absolut will be donating up to $120,000 towards the Vancouver arts community through proceeds from the sale of this new limited edition bottle. Local artist Douglas Fraser shares his rationale behind the design. ”It’s about contemporary urban living set in a crown of snow capped mountains, driftwood and … Read more