Category Archives: Wine, Beer, & Spirits

Absolut Unique, Gutenberg would be proud

In 1440 Guttenberg celebrated moveable type, in 2012 Absolut Vodka celebrates moveable design! It only took 572 years for the folks at Absolut to find a way to go beyond the holy grail of the printing and design industries . … Continue reading

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Absolut Blank

A twist of art, with a dash of commerce, has always been the recipe for cocktail magic at Absolut. The bottle has been one of the most iconic examples of the possibilities inherent in strong linkages between package and brand. … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

Package design is not a particularly ancient profession, and yet occasionally we are reminded that some pretty old stuff can be found in old foundations, landfills, and in one case off the coast of Aland Island in the Baltic Ocean. … Continue reading

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Champagne is lightening up

There are few package structures that are more iconic than a great French Champagne bottle. But even icons evolve. Most are heavy 900 gram (about 2 pounds) descendants from the original bottle design by the Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon in … Continue reading

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Glassphemy! A visceral and psychological recycling center

Recycling is so boring! Or so says David Pelt a developer who has just built a new kind of recyling place, along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Based on the video it seems like a great place to recycle your … Continue reading

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Cream Ale, AIGA Archives and Life

This post started off as a simple recommendation to try the wonderful new AIGA design archives. It was going to be a supportive but bland description about the great new interface, the elegant look and feel, the intuitive visual search … Continue reading

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Colorado brews up tradition and technology

In the past, beer didn’t travel far. In fact, up until the middle of the 20th century, it’s likely that the beer you drank was brewed within a few hours drive of your home or pub. Coors is bringing back … Continue reading

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