Studio In have recently completed the rebranding and repackaging of Russian smoothie brand Be True. The new design solution rightfully drops the Innocent-esque sketch and similar bottle choice in favour of a coloured foil splash and crown logo executed across a textured paper and a plastic structural design with raised surface detail. This combination of paper, print and structure, a union typically seen in the spirit category where spend is higher, is fused with the established and communicative industry conventions of organic form, a well rendered script logotype, hand drawn illustrative detail, bright contemporary colour and energy – enhanced by plenty of white space – as well as a neat, playful, die cut tree element to effectively convey honesty, natural ingredients and premium quality with a more proprietary finish.
F. Whitlock & Sons is a New Zealand based producer of pickles and sauces with a heritage that dates back to 1877, a heritage that over the last century had disappeared from the packaging. Design studio Marx, in collaboration with running with scissors, sort to bring back and celebrate this with a mix of copywriting wit and illustrative authenticity based around Fred Whitlock’s love of hunting, an approach taken to tap into the ‘dormant frontier huntsman and mischievous child within’, and establish a more contemporary and emotive brand character set within the context of a significant history.
The Brand Union have redesigned the packaging for Swedish premium vodka brand Absolut’s complete flavour range bringing them in line with the more expressive directions of their recent special editions. Based around a diverse set of handcrafted illustrations which replace the lengthy script of the originals – a detail that drew together the brand’s heritage and ingredient quality – the “vibrant new designs bypass design conventions to artistically express the core essence of the flavours in the Absolut Vodka range”, whilst retaining their distinctive and proprietary structure.