One Design 55 Superstate

  • Ringatoi Matua / Design Director
    David Macdonald
  • Ngā Kaimahi / Team Members
    David Macdonald, Briar Mark, Patrick Hickley
  • Kaitautoko / Contributor
    Coco Campbell
  • Client
    Constellation Brands

It started with a desire to bring a little innovation into the world of wine. Co-fermenting grapes with the natural goodness of superfoods, resulted in wine which boasted more depth of flavour and punch, not to mention the potential health benefits from superfoods.

Bringing an experimental and expressive wine to fruition meant the offering was more complex to communicate. Therefore frank typography—inspired by functional, utilitarian menu boards found in hospitality establishments—allowed the type to become the primary image to inform the wine’s unique characteristics (just as a menu board describes what is found within each dish). The idiosyncratic letter spacing intrinsic to the menu boards was intentionally adopted to reinforce the idea.

The neoteric approach to the co-fermentation process was brought to life throughout the visual identity using distinctive shapes from the labels to create windows into a world of evocative imagery to support the tagline ‘Made with Imagination’.