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In an extensive redesign of its Salon Selectives line, Unilevers Chicago-based Helene Curtis is appealing to free spirits. The new look has a more stylish, sophisticated, yet approachable feel, says Diggi Thomson, Salon Selectives brand director.
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Already a success in the United Kingdom, Smirnoff Ice from Guinness Bass Import and United Distillers & Vintners, Stamford, CT, began rolling out in February in the United States and Canada. Called an “alco-pop,” the five-percent-proof citrus-flavored malt beverage comes in a 12-oz glass bottle with decorating reminiscent of bottles for Smirnoff’s vodka. The product is being offered exclusively for on-premise consumption in bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
VOSS of Oslo, Norway, is the first beverage plant licensee of RevTech’s Envirogluv™ glass decorating technology. In fact, it’s the first application of the technology used by a packager other than Revlon, RevTech’s former parent company, which has used it on glass containers of nail polish and makeup for several years.
Franciscan Estate, a St. Helena, CA-based winery, wanted to create a story for Primus, its premium Chilean red table wine. To achieve that, the winery turned to Michael Osborne Design (San Francisco, CA) to create a label that would evoke a sense of the vintages rich Chilean heritage.
William Grant & Sons, U.S. distributor of beverages such as Dry Sack Sherry, and Licor 43, called on Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) to design specialized packaging for its products just in time for the holidays.
Beginning in November, Wollersheim Winery, Prairie Du Sac, WI, began replacing the gray labels and capsules (photo, right) on 11 of its popular wines with new color-coordinated and graphically appealing alternatives (photo, left).
United Distillers & Vintners recently replaced glass with polyethylene terephthalate for 200-mL (6.76-oz) bottles of its TGI Friday’s® On the Rocks line of ready-to-drink cocktails. The custom bottles are injection/stretch blow molded by Schmalbach-Lubeca.
When Hydrade Beverage Co. was looking for a design company to put life into its new product, it turned to Sibley Peteet Design (Austin, TX). According to the company, the product, a high-speed energy drink, is the only sports beverage that contains glycerol, which research shows to be the ingredient that best hydrates the body.
In the premium spirits category, Luctor shows Dutch heritage through extravagant decorating of Vincent Van Gogh vodkas, gin and a liqueur. Gallery graphics require 16 colors involving suppliers in five European countries.