More work from Minneapolis-based Neatly Trimmed Beard whose "Civilized" spirits we featured yesterday:
"Northern United Brewing Company, owners of the two most successful brew pubs in Michigan, North Peak and Grizzly Peak, is making its beer available in stores for the first time. North Peak in six packs of 12 oz stubby bottles. Grizzly Peak in 22 oz high gravity singles -- macro micros. The brewpubs themselves have kind of an old timey log cabin vibe. So we tried to make something that wouldn’t look out of place among the classics – the beers from back in the day. Simple. Clean. Midwestern."
More images after the jump.
Makebelieve launches Enhance cosmetics range with branding and design by Nude Brand Creation:
"Hot on the heels of its success in the luxury self tan category, makebelieve this week launches premium cosmetics range Enhance, with branding and design by Nude Brand Creation.
The Enhance range will initially be sold exclusively at over 250 Boots stores in the UK from 14 August 2009. In a first for powerhouse retailer Boots, and true to makebelieve’s roots in the self tan category, Enhance will be positioned in the sun care fixture rather than the cosmetics counter.
The link between Nude Brand Creation and makebelieve is unconventional, to say the least. In 2007, in the spirit of an entrepreneurial ethos, Nude Brand Creation actually created, formulated and launched the makebelieve brand. By 2008, sales had increased by 122% year on year and makebelieve was voted best self tan product in its category and the outright winner of all cosmetic products tested on Gok Wan’s hit television series How to Look Good Naked – one of the largest TV consumer tests of its kind.
The Enhance range sits beautifully alongside makebelieve’s self tan products and will be easily recognisable to consumers, but also introduces premium cosmetics cues. From product formulations and NPD through to brand identity, pack design, website, advertising, sponsorship and point of sales – all brand decisions are around the promise that makebelieve gives consumers the chance to break free from the dull and everyday and escape into a world of fantasy make believe."
Buddy, a London based agency, sends us images of their latest project, Tate art sets:
"Tate sell within their gallery stores art sets aimed specifically at older children (5+). Until now these products had an inconsistent look and feel. Tate approached Buddy to create a consistent Tate branded range which would communicate what's in the packs and inspire their use.
Buddy used simple colour and clean communication to achieve this, drawing inspiration from the contemporary art world (artists including Damien Hurst and Bridget Riley) and the products themselves."
This is what packaging for a $15,000 bottle whiskey looks like. Only 500 individually numbered, hand-blown glass bottles will be available, each adorned with Scottish silver and packaged in leather-bound cases. 50 bottles will be released each year, for a period of 10 years. More images after the jump.
“Menos es Más”(less is more in Spanish) is a drink that stands for what it is. No bs here (pardon our French). It doesn’t make you taller, or thinner, or more attractive, it’s just a drink! But it is a little easier on your wallet and the environment, and don’t we all want more of that?
Saffron worked with Coca-Cola Spain to create a joyful expression for this mighty little drink.