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Danish Selection by Kontrapunkt, Denmark

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design for fruit spread range Danish Selection by Kontrapunkt

Danish Selection is a new range of high-quality fruit spreads cut with alcohol. The range includes blackcurrant infused with Jamaican rum, orange with cognac and a wild blueberry variety with Scotch whiskey. Orkla, the company behind Danish Selection, worked with Copenhagen based graphic design studio Kontrapunkt to develop a packaging treatment that would clearly communicate this new concept to consumers. Kontrapunkt’s solution is characterised by a circular label of type, pastel colour and uncoated paper.

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Huckleberry Roasters by Mast, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Huckleberry is a Colorado-based coffee roaster established in 2011 by Koan Goedman and Mark Mann. Huckleberry worked with local graphic design studio Mast to rework their packaging in a way that would make the most of some well-established assets which included Mackey Saturday’s logotype, and would introduce more of the personality of its founder’s. This was achieved through the introduction of bright spot colours, geometric pattern in conjunction with the hand drawn logotype, playful copywriting, and a naming convention based on Goedman and Mann’s personal musical inspirations.

This post was updated October 2017 as Mast continue to work with the roastery refining visual identity, introducing a new animated logo, calligraphic logotype, and colourful merchandise.

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FR-EE by Pentagram, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Brand identity and stationery with fluorescent spot colour detail for architectural studio Fr-ee designed by Pentagram Natasha, United States

Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) is an architecture and design firm with offices in New York and Mexico City. The firm was founded by award-winning architect Fernando Romero, and is recognised internationally for their work on projects such as the new Mexico City International Airport and Museo Soumaya. FR-EE worked with Pentagram partner Natasha Jen, plus team, to help them capture and convey their innovative and pioneering spirit and democratic approach, through a new brand identity system. This went on to include business cards, stationery, brochure and web design.

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