"Artist Proof is an expansive liquor packaging program conceived by CSA Design to be a licensed retail distillery brand. The concept revolves around the name and a glass bottle custom-molded into the shape of a frame, complete with a woodgrain emboss. The clear flat front of the bottle is the perfect surface for colorful, fired-on permanent artwork. By employing the full CSA Image library, the brand will have an endless supply of artwork for limited editions. Artist Proof merges liquor with home decor and gifts."
"Cloaked in the heavy mists of the West Coast, a timeless rite enchants those who seek a greater spirit. Initiation requires strict dedication to the craft. There is power in numbers, so gather together because when the light fades, the ritual begins." Hired Guns Creative provided the product naming, branding, and packaging design for Coven, a vodka from Arbutus Distillery, Vancouver Island's newest craft distillery.
We admire the concept behind the design and the multiple techniques used to acquire the desired effect for this project. At first glance the bottle looks clean and simply designed with hand-dipped wax, die-cut label with blind embossing, and red foil - beautiful, elegant, but the ritual only begins after dark, when you can see the glow in the dark over print.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill Limited Edition Bottle
The Bombay Sapphire team, in conjunction with design agency Webb deVlam recently announced the launch of the ‘Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke Mill Limited Edition Bottle’. Work on the limited edition bottle involved both structural and secondary packaging design, and will lead to the creation of a distinctive house style for the distillery itself.
'The Laverstoke Mill house style is a living, breathing entity which evokes the spirit of the location and the focal points that surround it. Along with the history and traditions of Bombay Sapphire itself, Laverstoke Mill provided us with a wealth of inspiration....'
- JP Hunter, Creative Director, Webb deVlam
"The special edition product features an illustration by award winning British illustrator, Si Scott, which depicts all of the key iconic features of Bombay Sapphire and Laverstoke Mill; from the ten exotic botanicals with which the gin is infused, to the copper stills used during the distillation process and the River Test which runs through the site. The illustration also references the sustainable way in which Laverstoke Mill has been restored, featuring carp in the river, a kingfisher and bats, all of which have made their home at the site."