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Black Estate — Circuit by Toko, Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design for Black Estate's wine range Circuit designed by graphic design studio Toko

Circuit is a 2014 Pinot Noir and 2015 Pinot Gris range from New Zealand’s Black Estate, a Vineyard run by The Naish Family and located across three hillsides in the Waipara Valley, an area of North Canterbury with clay and clay-limestone soil. Black Estate worked with Australian graphic design studio Toko on the branding and packaging of these two new wine varieties which extended across labels and boxes.

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Absolut Botanik by Bold Inc., Australia

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Packaging for Absolut Botanik by graphic design studio Bold Inc.

Absolut Botanik is a new ready to drink, pre-mixed, single-source vodka range from distiller Absolut, flavoured with Scandinavian lingonberries, cloudberries and blueberries, blended with either pear, apple or lime. The range features a distinctive and bespoke single-serve bottle with a silver crown cap, and the Absolut logotype framed by rich illustrative detail. This mixes bold watercolour strokes with finer pen and ink work. The packaging design, created by Bold Inc., looks to engage the market with a strong character and story, and to convey a sense of craft and playfulness. This post was updated October 2017 with images of Berry Lemon, a new addition to the range.

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Fever-Tree by B&B Studio, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Package design by London based B&B Studio for premium natural tonic and soft drink mixer brand Fever-Tree

Responding to the continued and widespread use of preservatives, artificial sweeteners and cheap aromatics, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow combined their experience of the beverage and luxury food industries to develop a tonic made from natural high quality ingredients. Since its launch in 2005, under the brand Fever-Tree—the colloquial name for the cinchona tree, source of quinine, a key ingredient in tonic—the range has grown year on year and now includes a variety of soft drink mixers alongside its tonic waters.

Experiencing growth and critical acclaim, Fever-Tree worked with London based B&B Studio to refresh its package design and secure a prouder more contemporary aesthetic more in line with its premium positioning. The studio’s approach is a sensitive revision, replacing type, improving colour and addressing proportion alongside a more proprietary logotype treatment.

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