Beer with gold leaf

Pang Pang brewery is launching a golden beer. The Stockholm based brewery Pang Pang is one of the most experimental beer brands in Sweden, and as Christmas is approaching they are launching a very unique one – brewed with gold leaf. The gold leaves are added in the end of the process and is clearly visible…

Pang Pang brewery is launching a golden beer. The Stockholm based brewery Pang Pang is one of the most experimental beer brands in Sweden, and as Christmas is approaching they are launching a very unique one – brewed with gold leaf. The gold leaves are added in the end of the process and is clearly visible through the bottle. It creates like a golden snow globe. The beer contains 7,9% alcohol, symbolic since gold has number 79 in the periodic table. The beer is called “Yellow snow” and comes in 1900 bottles – bottles with a champagne-like style.

By Kristina de Verdier on 24 November, 2014 In , , ,

Absolut Craft

Designed by No Picnic in cooperation with The Brand Union. And nominated to the German Design Award 2015. “The original ABSOLUT bottle was inspired by a Swedish apothecary bottle, now one of the most recognizable bottles in the world and the most portrayed in art. Retaining this iconic silhouette, ABSOLUT CRAFT reflects the brand’s heritage…

Designed by No Picnic in cooperation with The Brand Union. And nominated to the German Design Award 2015. “The original ABSOLUT bottle was inspired by a Swedish apothecary bottle, now one of the most recognizable bottles in the world and the most portrayed in art. Retaining this iconic silhouette, ABSOLUT CRAFT reflects the brand’s heritage by featuring the alchemic symbol for distillation. The color coating is inspired by 17th century apothecary jars and protects natural ingredients.”

Sechzisch & Vierzisch

“‘Sechzisch Vierzisch’ takes the classic ‘Persching’ drink from Germany’s Rheinhessen region and turns it into a hip and lovingly crafted mixed wine beverage. To folks in Mainz, the name on the bottle says it all: a blend of sixty (sechzisch) percent rosé wine and forty (vierzisch) percent orange soda produces a peach-hued drink (hence the Rhenish…

“‘Sechzisch Vierzisch’ takes the classic ‘Persching’ drink from Germany’s Rheinhessen region and turns it into a hip and lovingly crafted mixed wine beverage. To folks in Mainz, the name on the bottle says it all: a blend of sixty (sechzisch) percent rosé wine and forty (vierzisch) percent orange soda produces a peach-hued drink (hence the Rhenish Hessian name “Persching”) that is served, oddly enough, in a beer bottle. Those are the dry facts.

The legend goes like this: once upon a time, 200 years ago, a clumsy winemaker’s wife named Lotte had a bike accident, and the oranges she was carrying fell into a wine trough. Unaware of what had happened, her husband, Henry, stomped the grapes as usual and marveled at the strange orange color. Once Lotte had explained the mishap and Henry knew he didn’t want his harvest to go to waste, he proceeded to further process the pulpy mix into wine…. That’s Sechzisch Vierzisch’s own anecdote about the company’s creation.” Via Sturm und Drang

Norwegian Ambassadør

“Packaging and identity for Norwegian Ambassadør, a premium vodka for the russian market. The design is based on the geometry of the cross within the norwegian flag. The use of “Ø” in the name is a nod to the norwergian language and thus gives the brand a unique flair. Finalist in ‘Packaging Alcoholic Drinks’ category at…

“Packaging and identity for Norwegian Ambassadør, a premium vodka for the russian market. The design is based on the geometry of the cross within the norwegian flag. The use of “Ø” in the name is a nod to the norwergian language and thus gives the brand a unique flair. Finalist in ‘Packaging Alcoholic Drinks’ category at European Design Awards 2013.”

Migrant Whiskey

Designed by Chad Michael from New York. “In early 2013, I was contacted by the Trautwein Distillery Company to help them develop their new brand “Migrant”. They’re a German based company who wanted to develop a brand concept on their late grandfather, Ken Trautwein, 1930’s immigration passport. The whiskey is made unique by using scottish blends…

Designed by Chad Michael from New York. “In early 2013, I was contacted by the Trautwein Distillery Company to help them develop their new brand “Migrant”.
They’re a German based company who wanted to develop a brand concept on their late grandfather, Ken Trautwein, 1930’s immigration passport. The whiskey is made unique by using scottish blends from their next door neighbor in Speyside which are then aged in American Oak all the while being distilled in Germany. Truly a multi-cultural experience.”

By Kristina de Verdier on 12 December, 2013 In , , , , ,

Apotekarnes Christmas Soft Drink

Here is the latest addition to the Apotekarnes family, designed by NINE, a design agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. “Apotekarnes is a brand owned by Carlsberg Sweden. For Christmas 2013 Apotekarnes is launching a limited edition of the traditional Swedish Christmas soft drink, julmust, with a secret taste.” Available in grocery stores in Sweden.

Here is the latest addition to the Apotekarnes family, designed by NINE, a design agency based in Stockholm, Sweden. “Apotekarnes is a brand owned by Carlsberg Sweden. For Christmas 2013 Apotekarnes is launching a limited edition of the traditional Swedish Christmas soft drink, julmust, with a secret taste.” Available in grocery stores in Sweden.

Paper Wine Bottle

Paperboy, a wine bottle made out of compressed recycled paper. “Paperboy is about as green as it’s possible to make a wine bottle. It’s made out of a compressed recycled paper, printed with natural inks and the inside contains a recyclable sleeve like you find in a box of wine.  The bottles are rigid and strong…

Paperboy, a wine bottle made out of compressed recycled paper. “Paperboy is about as green as it’s possible to make a wine bottle. It’s made out of a compressed recycled paper, printed with natural inks and the inside contains a recyclable sleeve like you find in a box of wine.  The bottles are rigid and strong – they’re even ice bucket safe for three hours – and take only 15% of the energy that regular glass bottles take to produce. They weigh only an ounce when empty so save a huge amount of energy on shipping. In Safeway now and available nationwide soon.” By Stranger & Stranger

Blossa 2013

Every year the Swedish brand Blossa releases a limited edition mulled wine. This year the flavour of the wine is not presented on the bottle. Instead the consumer shall use his/her own experience to interpret the flavours. You can see typical design elements from the province Dalecarlia in Sweden. Cucurbits pattern, the traditional red falu-colour. With this concept Blossa returns to its roots….

Every year the Swedish brand Blossa releases a limited edition mulled wine. This year the flavour of the wine is not presented on the bottle. Instead the consumer shall use his/her own experience to interpret the flavours. You can see typical design elements from the province Dalecarlia in Sweden. Cucurbits pattern, the traditional red falu-colour. With this concept Blossa returns to its roots. Johan Daniel Grönstedt who started to sell mulled wine in his wine shop more than 100 years ago – He was from Dalecarlia. Blossa is still today produced based on his recipe. Nice packaging design and concept!

Etched Wine bottle

Etched bottle packaging design for Darioush Winery.

Etched bottle packaging design for Darioush Winery.

By Kristina de Verdier on 26 April, 2013 In , , ,

Bloody Mary from Stu’s Kitchen

Bloody Mary mix from Stu’s Kitchen. Created by a former bartender Stu Waters, and bloody marys were his specialty. In an interview in Cool Hunting Stu Waters explains “I removed the tomato juice which allowed to avoid preservatives and make it really unique. I wanted to create something that tasted like it came straight from the best bartender—all people have to…

Bloody Mary mix from Stu’s Kitchen. Created by a former bartender Stu Waters, and bloody marys were his specialty. In an interview in Cool Hunting Stu Waters explains “I removed the tomato juice which allowed to avoid preservatives and make it really unique. I wanted to create something that tasted like it came straight from the best bartender—all people have to add is the fresh tomato juice and vodka.” Packed in a premium-looking bottle shaped like the traditional farmacy bottle. Simplistic design where brand and content is in focus.

Our/Vodka

“Initiated by Pernod Ricard, Our/Vodka was born out of a desire to create a vodka we felt was missing. A global vodka with local roots. But we couldn’t do it alone. We teamed up with local people who know their city better than anyone else. Our/Vodka is made by entrepreneurs in cities around the world….

“Initiated by Pernod Ricard, Our/Vodka was born out of a desire to create a vodka we felt was missing. A global vodka with local roots. But we couldn’t do it alone. We teamed up with local people who know their city better than anyone else. Our/Vodka is made by entrepreneurs in cities around the world. The first micro-distillery, bar and store is in the heart of Berlin.”

Japanese Packaging

Rewarded in the Pentawards 2008, Suntory´s wine package. An easy-peel label. When searching more on Japanese Packaging I found this interesting report from 2007. MANY different initiatives on eco-friendly packaging, including new technologies. Read more on Research and Markets site.

Rewarded in the Pentawards 2008, Suntory´s wine package. An easy-peel label. When searching more on Japanese Packaging I found this interesting report from 2007. MANY different initiatives on eco-friendly packaging, including new technologies. Read more on Research and Markets site.

Wine Packaging

  Tresdon, made of the design firm Icon Packaging. A wine package that transforms from in-store display to carry home packaging to reusable wine rack. In most cases today, wine is shipped in boxes with loads of styrofoam pellets as protection for the bottles. Whereas this package is useful for distribution and also from a consumer’s perspective. I don’t know about the…

 

Tresdon, made of the design firm Icon Packaging. A wine package that transforms from in-store display to carry home packaging to reusable wine rack. In most cases today, wine is shipped in boxes with loads of styrofoam pellets as protection for the bottles. Whereas this package is useful for distribution and also from a consumer’s perspective. I don’t know about the pricing…but inspiring.

By Kristina de Verdier on 12 October, 2008 In , , , ,