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  • Widberry label: Kate Bingaman-Burt
    Blackbier label: Orion Landau
    Big Ben Porter label: Bethany Ng
    Client: Widmer Brothers Brewing
    Country: USA
    Type Of Work: Commercial Work

    The Three Beers Represent the Years 1994, 1995, and 1996 in the Brewery’s 30-Year History

    PORTLAND, Ore. – July 28, 2014 – Widmer Brothers Brewing today announced Widberry, Blackbier, and Big Ben Porter as the newest releases in the brewery’s 30 Beers for 30 Years Series. These limited release beers, brewed to commemorate the brewery’s 30th anniversary, will be available in the Portland area beginning this week.

    As with the other releases in this series, these three beers are among the most memorable in Widmer Brothers’ 30-year history. Widberry, a weizenbier brewed with local black raspberries, was originally introduced in 1994 and reached a level of popularity that no one at the brewery anticipated. Blackbier, a take on the German Schwarzbier style, was originally introduced in 1995 and is a favorite among the brewhouse veterans. Big Ben Porter represents the year 1996 and was one of the first craft beers that caused a dispute with the government over legal beer descriptions.

    “Widberry has a similar status to Altbier in our history,” said Kurt Widmer, co-founder of Widmer Brothers Brewing. “It has a huge, cult-like following among the beer folks here in Portland. There was a bit of a fruit beer boom in the mid-nineties, and Widberry took off during that time with no marketing whatsoever. It was one of the more popular beers from our past, and we still get asked to bring it back to this day. We hope everyone enjoys the re-release of Widberry, which was also our Oregon Brewers Festival beer this year as well.”

    Blackbier is a great example of the brewery’s longstanding tradition of putting its unique spin on classic German styles. Blackbier is a German Schwarzbier, but instead of following the German tradition and fermenting it as a lager, the brothers fermented this version as an ale, as they did with many of their interpretations of German styles, with Widmer Brothers’ house Alt yeast. It is also higher in alcohol by volume than most traditional Schwarzbiers.

    In 1996, Widmer Brothers went through the process of beer and label approval for Big Ben Porter – a London-style porter brewed with molasses and licorice. Widmer Brothers was told that it could not be referred to as a “traditional” London-style porter. The brewing team strongly disagreed and gathered evidence that proved Big Ben was brewed in traditional fashion. It was the first dispute with a positive outcome for the brewery, but certainly would not be the last. Big Ben Porter is also known as one of the most difficult beers to brew in Widmer Brothers’ history. Longtime Widmer Brothers Brewer Angel Marquez once risked life and limb for this beer, climbing into a kettle of boiling wort to dislodge a sticky sack of licorice.

    All three beers are part of an ambitious project in which Kurt and Rob Widmer got together with their brewing team to select 30 beers that represent individual years in the brewery’s 30-year history. Widmer Brothers started releasing small batches of important beers in the company’s history to the Portland market starting in April, the month Widmer Brothers was founded in 1984. All beers in the series are brewed to the exact specification from their original year of release.

    Widberry, Blackbier, and Big Ben Porter will be available for the next few weeks in the Portland area in 22-ounce bottles and on draught. Fans of these three beers and those looking to try them for the first time are invited to Bailey’s Taproom (213 SW Boadway in Portland, OR) on Wednesday, July 30 at 5pm for a special release party.

    Like all beers in the 30 Beers for 30 Years Series, an extremely limited quantity of each beer was brewed and packaged with unique label art from 30 different local artists and designers. Kate Bingaman-Burt designed the Widberry label, Orion Landau brought his style to the Blackbier label, and Bethany Ng created the Big Ben Porter label. To see the labels and learn more about the artists and the project, please visit

  • Studio: Also Known As: Packaging Design
    Client: Legend Distillery
    Scope of Project: Brand Development, Packaging Design, Photography, Web and Print Design
    Location: Naramata, BC, Canada

    The client and project overview:
    Legend Distilling came to us with a fresh idea to open a craft-based distillery in the heart of Naramata wine country in BC. They wanted to offer something different to the wine tour market and believed that the BC distillery industry needed something new and fresh. We worked with them to create a strategy for their initial product releases and a framework for future additions to the Legend family. We also focussed on taking strong product and lifestyle photos and created supporting print and website design to drive sales in the tasting room and distribution channels.

    The design and creative solution:
    The strategy was simple, we can’t design another ‘me too’ product, Legend was sick of seeing the same traditional designs on the shelves - they wanted something that offered the market something new and unexpected. With ‘Stories worth Sharing’ as our central creative concept, AKA developed the overall brand as well as product names and packaging that leveraged local BC legends and worked with a local tattoo artist to create custom illustrations to bring the legends to life on the bottles. We wanted every detail to be considered, from container selection, non-traditional colour selections and print finishings to create something that stands out from the crowd.

    Look for more exciting product releases and new packaging from Legend Distilling coming out in 2014.

  • Agency: Kommigraphics Design Studio
    Designer: Kosmas Apatangelos
    Client: Domaine Glinavos
    Country: Greece

    “Traminer” is a semi-dry wine of the Premium class of “Domaine Glinavos” and is produced from the homonymous Franco-German variety which bears a characteristic fruit aroma. Due to its light after-taste and its golden color, “Traminer” targets a mainly female audience. Our creative goal was to differentiate the product from the rest Traminers of the market so as to enhance product identity and recognition. The design of its new label was based on the German and French flags and their distinguishable colored stripes that allow for a strong base upon which the rest of the artwork develops circumferentially. Creating an experience “around” the wine, we theoretically abolish an A and B side with all the information revolving on the bottle’s label.

  • Agency: Kommigraphics Design Studio
    Designer: Kosmas Apatangelos
    Client: Domaine Glinavos
    Country: Greece

    “Vlahiko” wine is the combination of two Greek grape varieties, Vlahiko and Bekari, one more label belonging to the Premium class of “Domaine Glinavos”. Our aim was to consolidate its brand name and project the tradition and history of the city of Ioannina, creating nostalgia for a premium red wine, and attributing to the product the validity it deserves. The creative idea is a result of the combination of motifs seen on traditional handiworks in the region of Ioannina, Greece, where this wine originates, in order to justify the wine’s name. Despite the digital nature of its design, it was created in such a way so as for the joints and general form of the lines to resemble a traditional loom’s embroidery.

  • Designer: Laura Marttinen
    Type Of Work: Student Project
    Country: Finland

    I rebranded a Finnish beer brewery's logo and bottle design for their most notable beer. Sahti is an ancient traditional Finnish beer seasoned with juniper so I wanted to give it a design that would respect its Finnish roots and be beautiful to look at. The logo for the bottle represents juniper and is greatly inspired by the style of Finnish Kalevala jewelry.

  • Agency: Pagà Disseny
    Illustrator: Ester García
    Type of work: Commercial work
    Country: Barcelona, Spain

    A lizard sticking out from american aloe leaves, a butterfly resting on a vine leaf and a wine enthusiastic rabbit controlling the aging of wine.

    The fauna of Olèrdola (Barcelona), where Torreblanca vineyards are located, inspires us to create these characters that illustrate the labels, in a reference to the non-human characters from "Alice in Wonderland", one of the favourite tales of the owner of the winery in her childhood.

  • Designer: Carla Estrada
    Client: Universidad de Palermo
    Type Of Work: Student Project
    Country: Argentina

    "Armonía" is a wine brand that believes that balance and peace can be discovered in a cup of this delicate and harmonic drink.

  • Agency: Firma
    Country: Moscow, Russia
    Type of work: Commercial work

    Eristoff filled a tattoo on its sleeve

    Within campaign Wolf Runs In Your Blood, Firma created a limited edition pack in tattoo style.

    Bold and brutal temper is what sets Eristoff apart from the other brands. This spirit was expressed in the new limited edition packaging Eristoff Tattoo. When you're filling the tattoo, paint gets into the blood and become a part of it. Wolf runs in your blood and his spirit fills you with his strength. 20 000 copies was sold in the best Russia retail stores.

  • Agency: Firma
    Country: Moscow, Russia
    Type of work: Branding (Concept, 2014)

    Firma created a wine packaging concept based on a history of studio starting from 2006 till now.

    Every year Firma produces a new cover-face, composed of its founders’ faces based on idea of the year: Diamond Hunters in 2014, Astronauts in 2013, Series Heroes in 2012, etc. In 2014 Firma created a branded wine packaging concept, based on this covers. Each year on the bottle correlated with wine harvest year: e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, or Syrah 2013.

  • Agency:​ Redfish​
    Designer:​ Giovanni Murgia​
    Client:​ Tenute Olbios Winery​
    Country:​ Italy​
    Photos by Michele Secchi​
    Type Of Work: Commercial Work

    Tenute Olbios is a wine-growing and wine-producing company ​based in Sardinia (Italy) ​with a precise expansion project: search for quality and excellence in an original and exclusive manner in every aspect of the production. T​he new wine of Tenute Olbios is called Cavè. The last-born of Tenute Olbios wineries is a particular wine, a so-called ‘rosè of one night’ because it is left one night to macerate in red grape skin, in order to gain its characteristic cherry-red colour and unique flavour. Theelegance and lightness of the label design and the packaging project mirror the qualities of this young and light wine. The young hawk flying free symbolizes the freedom and freshness expressed by this wine. Cavè’s story begins at the border between reality and legend, during a warm summer night in Sardinia. “The Spirit of the Night looked Cavè into his deep and dark eyes. He gave her wings to take her vitality to the world. She made a promise to thank him. You will find me in every sip of this wine'.

  • Agency: Bluestepstudio
    Designer: Bluestepstudio
    Client: Lilliu Winery
    Country: Italy
    Type Of Work: Commercial Work

    The Lilliu Winery is a relatively recent winery but with a philosophy that is a reflection of the strong sardinian tradition yet guided the fresh ideas of its young owners.

    Dedicated wholeheartedly to a synergic production they produce wines with an authentic and genuine quality. Their wish was to create wines that will become classic. Designed by Bluestepstudio, the Lilliu wines' packaging is an exact response of that dream, a design that is both modern and traditional at the same time. The concept of monogram is in the base of the design: for every single wine label the monogram was created, as a combination of the initial letter of the name and the graphical symbol that stands for it, as well as the colours. The choice of the wine bottle was also fundamental in order to express the concept and it gave the touch of elegance to the line. The result is minimal but very distinguished.

  • Agency: DSG Creative Design Production
    Client: "Ganja Sharab-2" JSC - (Azerbaijan)
    Type of work: Commercial Work

    Brand development, industrial design of the bottle, the conceptual design of the product, souvenir packaging.

  • Agency: DSG Creative Design Production
    Client: Wine and Brandy House "Shahnazaryan" (Russia-Armenia)
    Commercial project developed in 2014
    Presentation cognac "Shahnazaryan" premium will be held at the exhibition "Prodexpo" 2014 - Moscow, Russia

    "Shahnazaryan" - premium cognac 25 years of aging

    Complex project to create a premium producе .It was created the original concept of product design that solves several problems at once: the creation of a unique type of a brand and its recognizable visual identity, as well as to protect the product from possible imitations. The product was created under the most demanding taste, under the most demanding customers.It is a new jewel among this class of cognac. In search of a modern design for this project, the agency DSG has developed a unique external shape of the bottle in a classic style, which is the result of a combination of fashion and new trends. The design contains national traits, accentuating the product's origin.

  • Agency: Paperjam Design
    Designer: Paul Malone
    Client: Rademon Estate Distillery
    Type Of Work: Commercial Work
    Country: Northern Ireland

    Paper: GF Smith
    Print Finishing: Foiling by CMI Print Services
    Product Photography: Opposite Page

    Rademon Estate Distillery is the first craft gin distillery to be established in Northern Ireland. The distillery was founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, it is located just outside Crossgar, County Down, Northern Ireland on the couples historic family estate.

    Inspired by the distillery’s historic surroundings the design team at Belfast based agency, Paperjam, wanted to generate a name for the couple’s first gin with a focus on their location and heritage.

    The name Shortcross came from the Gaelic for Crossgar -‘An Chrois Ghearr’ meaning ‘the short cross’. It had history and heritage naturally associated with it and for David and Fiona it had meaning as it subtly referenced the location of their distillery.

    With the selected name finalised for the couples first gin product, Paperjam then began to create a visual style for the branding and packaging that reflected the quality and uniqueness of their gin and would appeal to a high-end market.

    The label documents the distillation process by openly displaying the batch number, flavour and alcohol content. This, along with a signature in handwritten type, helps emphasise the one of a kind artisan product and the craftsmanship that goes into each bottle of gin.

    Paperjam focused on the heritage associated with the name ‘Shortcross’ and after some research discovered the short cross penny. The coin dates back to the 10th century and was one of the most successful English coin designs in history. Paperjam sourced an original coin and took high-resolution scans to incorporate into the gins branding and packaging.

    The couple selected a traditional bottle shape with a heavy base, giving the additional feeling of a high end, premium product. Paperjam really wanted this product to stand out on a shelf and in the very competitive gin market – and by designing a label that would reinforce the quality of this premium gin, using 3 foils - silver, copper & black applied by CMI Print Services and luxurious GF Smith textured paper - Strathmore Pastelle, in Bright White, 216gsm.

    To add an additional level of uniqueness the finished label is applied to each bottle of gin by hand. And as a final finishing touch, each bottle is dipped in black wax.

    Shortcross Gin was successfully launched in May 2014 as the first small batch, craft gin distillery in Northern Ireland and now has listings in leading bars and restaurants across Northern Ireland.