Sunday, July 29, 2012

Great Divide Brewery

Great Divide is a brewery located in Denver, CO. Their product is well-known, and their eye-catching brand identity I think has a lot to do with it. Below are pictures of there in-house beer menu. At 2201 Arapahoe Street they have a small tasting room where you can purchase pints and sit around to enjoy loud music and being elbow to elbow with the locals.

Their design radiates through a thick and bold sans serif type face that is apparent on the front of almost every product they sell. This design is a favorite of my husbands and gets him interested every time. But design is not only what is cool about Great Divide, concept is key with fun names like YETI and HOSS who wouldn't try these brews?

Architectural beauty

Fishy in a box

Cole's trout  has a beautiful package design! If I only knew what to do with Trout. Cole's trouts are raised incorporating a semi-intensive farming method using a natural, closed-in stream that uses actual mountain spring waters. They try their best to farm friendly and create a delicious product that you can purchase at your local grocery store. Cole's sells two favors: Trout in Escabeche (which is trout in a traditional herb Portuguese sauce) and Applewood Smoked Trout, both flavored fish packs are boneless. 

Colorful Van wrap


What's this? A wrap wrap created by me for Seaboard Graphics delivery truck!
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Typography tea

This Clipper tea package design fills what could have been negative space with type. Clipper Tea sells organic, fair-trade, classic, and specialty teas. I found these as Marshall's but I bet you can find them at your local grocer. I also hear Clipper sells hot cocoa and coffees, I wonder what that package design looks like?

Sweet tea

Tea inspired by their grandma.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Never too old to be appreciated

One of my most favorite things about my graphic design position is seeing my works out in the world. But print works are mostly disposable, and last only weeks if your lucky. How amazing to find your work, napkins none the less, appreciated 50+ yrs later in a national magazine-Amazing, congrats!
Found in the  letters to the editor, Country Living Magazine, June 2012, p.8

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You had me at Cold Brew

Spring is just around the corner and what better way to get excited about warm weather than with cold drinks. This beauty of package design is Grady's Cold Brew New Orleans-Style iced coffee concentrate. It's brewed and bottled by hand in Brooklyn NY and has a label that reflexes in city roots. The typography is stealing the show and the bottle design, which I hope is glass, looks like it is a medicine bottle; it makes me think about when drinks like root beer were considered to having healing qualities. But as for flavor here is the description Grady's has described their process for this delicious brew, "Each batch is made by steeping a special blend of freshly roasted coffee and chicory in water overnight, then removing the grounds using a two-step filtration process. What’s left? A bold, velvety-smooth liquid concentrate that can be mixed with milk or water—served over ice or steaming hot." I know what I will be picking up the next time I'm in Brooklyn. Looks like a conversation starter as well as a fancy cocktail ingredient.

Learn more go to Grady's Cold Brew website :