Opinion by Richard Baird.
Hurly Burly brings the bold flavour and natural health benefits of naturally fermented foods to the United Kingdom. Its first range of products will be a variety of raw organic coleslaws. Flavours include Jalapeño & Oregano, Lemon & Ginger and Turmeric & Cumin. Name, brand identity and packaging, developed by London-based design studio Midday, intends to bring to the forefront the turbulent and continual process of fermentation, emphasis the strong flavour profile of fermented foods and secure shelf impact through a combination of bold typographical play and colour.
The Primal Kitchen is a UK based health food brand founded by nutritionist Suzie Walker with the intention of making the paleo lifestyle, a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed diet of Paleolithic humans, easier and more accessible. The Primal Kitchen commissioned design studio Midday to create a visual identity for the brand which would extend across the packaging for its cold pressed snack bar range and its website. By mixing now conventional but effective natural design cues such a typographic simplicity and a limited pastel colour palette, with a solid illustrative character drawn from the brand’s paleo inspiration the solution achieves both a familiarity and distinction.