Beanworks by Paul Belford Ltd, United Kingdom

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Coffee packaging for roaster and supplier Beanworks designed by Paul Belford

Beanworks is a UK wholesale coffee roaster and supplier, coffee machine specialist and barista training school. It prepares its beans using a customised vintage Italian drum roasting machine that allow it to digitally monitor process, and produces a range of single and multi-origin coffee varieties. Although the roaster embraces contemporary artisanal coffee culture, when it comes to naming conventions it favours the utility of numbers, over a current preference for the quirky. This juxtaposition of artisanal practice and an element of wholesale utility makes its way into a packaging design and brand identity treatment developed by London based graphic design studio Paul Belford Ltd.

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Djurdjic Winery designed by Peter Gregson

Opinion by Richard Baird. Wine label and packaging with spot colour and silver foil detail by Peter Gregson for Serbian wine producer Djurdjic Winery.

Vinarija Đurđić is Serbian wine producer with vineyards on the west side of Sremski Karlovci with views of the Danube. Set-up in 2004 the winery is one of the youngest growers in the region. While describing itself as being unburdened by the generational history of many other wine businesses, it has embraced a traditional bench-grafting technique and growers principles that have their origins in early 20th century Italy, something that has secured Vinarija Đurđić both praise and criticism. These themes are brought to life across new wine labels created by Peter Gregson Studio.

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Le Naturel designed by Moruba

Wine packaging designed by Moruba for Le Naturel

Le Naturel is an all-natural wine created without the use of sulphites by Spanish producer Vintae. Vintae describes itself as an innovative, young and dynamic enterprise, representing the avant-garde and revolutionising different aspects of the wine-growing industry.

The wine’s packaging, developed by Moruba, embraces an unusual and distinctive change in communicative priorities, discarding the perceived high qualities of foil and tactile papers, verbose narrative, the themes of heritage, craft and provenance typically associated with the industry and instead leverages an increasing popularity for typographic and ink austerity. This approach places weight on a single piece of information—the established relationship between freshness and best-before dates—and utilises ubiquitous sans-serif typography to convey this with honesty and precision whilst reflecting the brand’s avant-garde approach.

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