A quick look back through our creative output for 2014. These are all of our design projects that were released last year, in chronological order based on their release dates. It’s been a fantastic year with many highly-creative and supremely effective designs launched.
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The packaging that we designed for Coven Vodka has won a 2014 Communication Arts Award of Excellence, one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. Coven was selected as one of the best examples of Packaging Design from over 3,600 entries in this year’s competition. It will appear in their Design Annual 55 (the September/October issue).
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The wine label that we designed for Bonamici Cellars has picked up two packaging design awards at the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. GOLD in the category of ART/ILLUSTRATION (“Use of original illustration as the driving element of the package design”) and SILVER in the category of MODERN CLASSIC (“Best modern interpretation of a traditional style”).
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We just brought home two more international packaging design awards from the 2014 Summit Creative Awards: Silver in the Packaging category for Stoutnik and Bronze for the Bonamici Cellars packaging. These designs were chosen from more than 5,000 entries received from more than 24 countries.
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We’d like to welcome Sean Anderson (Employee No. 0001) to our team! Sean interned with us from December to April and we’ve now brought him on as a full-time Apprentice Designer. He comes from a background of street art, reverse engineering Nikes so he can reconstruct them out of kangaroo leather, and the Design program at VIU. His beard needs work, but his Illustration skills show great promise :)
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The packaging we designed for Arbutus Distillery’s Coven Vodka has been picked up its second international packaging design award of the year, a DieLine Award in the category of Packaging Design for Spirits! This is our second consecutive award in this category. To give you a sense of the caliber of work that we were up against, the spot just ahead of Coven was won by a range of flavoured vodkas from Absolut. FREAKING ABSOLUT!!! That’s the level of work we’re turning out for our clients these days :-)
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We’re thrilled to announce that the packaging we designed for Arbutus Distillery’s Coven Vodka has been awarded an Applied Arts Award in the category of Packaging Design for Beer/Wine/Spirits! This is our second consecutive award in this category.
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Rounding out the hat-trick of packaging design awards for Stoutnik is a recent win in the Packaging Design category from the Lotus Awards.
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The packaging and branding we designed for Longwood Brewery’s Stoutnik has picked up a second award, this time from The DieLine Awards.
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In preparation for hosting tonight’s #BCWineChat on Twitter, I’ve prepared a list of emerging wine packaging trends for those who might not be familiar with them.
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