In our opinion there is no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than to tip back a few cold ones with family and friends and fire up the grill. We posted this awesome branding by Matthew Genitempo for a fictitious beer company a while back, but it’s so perfect to celebrate independence day. Wish we could cheers some America beers.
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The branding, bottle designs and packaging of hot sauce and condiment companies in general has long been an interest of mind. Years before I even knew what a logo was or “packaging design” meant I would wander the aisles of Guido’s, the Berkshire Co-op or one of the other specialty markets in the area I spent my childhood in and take in the texture that all the labels and containers created together. Even then certain things, that I now have specific terms for like composition or contrast, stuck out and distinguished specific items on the shelf.
Packaging for these types of products is always a delicate recipe of the following. One to communicate what type of product it is. Two to share the philosophy or aesthetic of the company and its contents. Three and likely the most important component is to help that product stand out from its counter parts.
The branding and design of James Nelson and Jeremiah Tallerine’s Bravado Spice Co to me is a wonderful demonstration of those constraints. Designed by Joel Owen Schierloh would definitely be on my shortlist if I came across it perusing the shelves today. I am also very curious how my younger self would have view it.
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Well lets clink some glass because its f’ing Friday. No need for a flashback. I am more in the mood for a blur forward. So lets all raise a bottle, glass, tumbler or any type of vessel your dram is best enjoyed from. Here is an awesome set of bottle designs by the always inspiring Jon Contino for Volga Beer.
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I am really hungry right now, but I am pretty positive I am digging this cereal packaging for more than the fact that it sounds delicious right now. Beehive was a student project designed by Lacy Kuhn while at Western Washington University. The part I find super interesting about the design is that it highlights the region or regions where the honey was sourced along with some icons communicating the terroir of that region.
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I have been taking a break from drinking for a while now, so posting things for Beer Friday seems a little humorous. In the light of that I thought this cheeky beer packaging concept designed by Peter Jostrand would make a perfect post. Prescription Beer builds in strength as the week progresses leading towards Sunday the day of rest.
Lump charcoal is definitely on my summer shopping list and the new design Rockwood is sporting thanks to Atomicdust looks like a great option. The design channels the nostalgic summer memories of grilling out and hanging with some suds. Made up entirely of Missouri hardwood, unlike the charcoal briquettes we have grown used to. Lump charcoal provides a better burn and no chemicals are necessary in the production of it.
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We should all hope that the weather this weekend cooperates so we can all enjoy a nice fresh Longadalsa white ale, or something similar. Let’s all raise a glass to Nicolai Bashkirev and his inventive packaging design for this beer.
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Salih Kucukaga has designed some fabulous brand and identity work, and even more specifically for coffee shops and roasters. I previously posted here on campsite about his work for Espresso Republic. Pictured here is Kucukaga’s branding for Static Coffee, which features some wonderful typography. The badge designed and applied to the bulk coffee bags is also really great and composes both informational and graphical elements into a powerful lockup.
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Designer Kashiwa Sato is a well renowned Japenese graphic design who has worked for brand such as 7 Eleven, Honda, Olympus and tons more. Sato is best known for his work for the clothing brand and stores Uniqlo, which originated in Japan. I recently found the Source Series, which is a project by Korean designer Wang Zhi Hong documenting the work of great designers. Of course the pieces of work that caught my eye the most were Sato’s work for Japanese brewery Kirin.
Whenever I go out for Soba, Udon, or Sushi, Kirin is definitely one of my favorite accompaniments to the meal. Their beers are always fresh and crisp with a clean finish. Sato’s work for them fits a similar and very Japanese style. He channels an amazing amount of clean grid based design while hinting at some classic Japanese motifs and design elements. While the can designs he created are rigid and minimalist to a fault some of his print collateral balances that with a more chaotic and wild approach.
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Sweet’son is a packaging concept designed by student Simon Laliberté in his package design class. The concept is to package cocoa powder and powdered sugar on opposing sides of the same container. This way making them both easily accessible for decorating or sprinkling on cookies, cakes, and cappuccinos.
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Matthew LaFleur is an insanely talented illustrator and also happens to have quite a knack for home-brewing. Each individual batch of his creatively crafted suds dons a label which he has made especially for that selection. Ranging from growlers and large jars of thick stout to funky recycled glass bottles of ale all of his illustrations attempt to embody both the contents inside and his own style of drawing.
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Maria’s Packaged goods & Community Bar first opened its doors in 1986 and has ever since been a neighborhood staple. It replaced Kaplan’s Liqours which had occupied the same location in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago since 1939. The package store and bar features a stock and menu chock full of unique craft beer selections. In advance of opening their own brewery in the neighborhood Maria approached Michael Freimuth to design a comprehensive branding for the shop. The identity included lots of the expected components such as logos and type lockups, but it all started to get really cool when they began working on original beer packaging. The resulting designs feature a simple bottle labeling system that is them paper wrapped and stamped with a logo and hand scribbled with bath information. Not only is this solution really cool, but it also fits the small neighborhood vernacular that Maria’s embodies.
In honor of my second week cleansing, which I took a little break from over the weekend I thought I would post something perfectly related. Construct London designed the simple minimalist branding, packaging and web design work for Radiance Cleanse. Radiance was founded in 2009 and and was one of the UK’s first high quality, nutritional and organic juice cleanse makers.
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Cobra Wit is co-branding project between danish brewery Halsnæs Bryghus and Galleri Liisberg. The design for this limited edition belgian wheat beer was completed by Engelbreckt and really embodies their clean modern approach to design. The beer itself has hints of coriander and orange peel and was made to promote and exhibition at Galleri Liisberg by CoBrA movement.
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Boquébière Microbrewery has some really beautiful new labels from Output Design. The packaging features some really nice classic vernacular that hints at the area where the beer is made and bottled.
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A little more than a month after returning from an amazing two week ski trip in Colorado I am missing the crisp dry mountain air and the fresh local suds. Part of my trip was spent in and around Aspen and I imbibed more than my fair share of beer from Aspen Brewing Company’s fine offerings. So last week when I stumbled upon some great designs for them by Jeremy Elder you can imagine how all my great memories from my trip came pouring back. The bottle designs pictured here are for two special edition releases from ABC, their Temerity barrel-aged series and some of their seasonal offerings.
UK based design consultants Blue Nectar created, in collaboration with a local brewery Blue Nectar’s Number 1. The creation is a unique ambery ale which as a beer and product embodies exactly what BN strive to deliver for their clients on every project. Creating compelling brands and fitting them into some beautiful packaging. This packaging sports some seriously custom features including embossing, waxed caps, and brushed aluminum medallion on the bottleneck to name a few.
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This week I seem to be in a bit more of a wine mood. So for this unusual Beer Friday I thought I would feature some really sleek wine packaging by Barcelona based Solo. Their designs for Viña Verino features some super clean typography and a nice bottle sleeve design that is packages up these bottles beautifully.
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After a little hiatus for the holidays and a short ski trip we are back to posting. What better way to say a proper hello than with a nice refreshing sudsy beverage. Grupo Ingenio designed these nice simple labels for craft beer company Maier.
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Swedish design studio Bedow really pulled together some amazing elements for their label designs for the seasonal line of beers by Mikkeller. Using heat sensitive labels and minimalist graphics and typography they were able to show the transitions that happen during each individual season. Pictured above and below is Autumn. Winter, Spring and Summer are shown after the jump. I have only encounter this sort of interactive or change related label design a few times, but this is by far the best executed.
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