The Last Aurochs Weizenbock

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

For Driftwood Brewery’s new Weizenbock, we decided to illustrate an aurochs (an extinct ancestor of modern cattle), putting a spin on the traditional goat illustrations featured on most bocks, while retaining a subliminal connection to the beer style by speaking in a similar design language. We laid out the aurochs so that it’s charging across the centerline, emphasizing the main action, with the left-of-center area almost entirely taken up by the aurochs’ iconic horns. To set it all off, we used a bold orange-and-indigo colour palette, rendering in rim lighting to accentuate the silhouette’s strong S-curves and the motion of the kicked-up dust clouds.

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

When on the wheaten steppe we still did flock,
One flank to one, the violence to block
Of men and vying wolves, our crowns of tusk
Worn high, we then were countless. Time has passed.
The year now in its winter, day its dusk,
My fellows fallen all, I am the last.
But sure as spring returns, here’s to the last!

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing

The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing
 

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ADDITIONAL WORK:

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The Last Aurochs Weizenbock, for Driftwood Brewing