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Hotel Arcadia House Wine

2 AM Agency was contracted to develop the label’s design and packaging. The notion of simplicity, authenticity, and luxury were combined to create a simple, yet sweet face for the bottle. A brown paper is used for the label, extending up the length of the bottle, unlike a traditional bottle whose label typically makes up about a quarter of it. The typography is curved and eclectic, drawing attention to the otherwise completely blank label. The paper provides a tactile experience, while the hand written font identifying what type of wine it is, adds a sense of personalization. 

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ARCAD is a specialty wine sub-brand of Hotel Arcadia in Slovakia. Producing wine from the grapes they grow in their own gardens, they offer their clients/residents a bottle of wine to enjoy their evenings in a luxurious atmosphere. 

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Zoomin gets a rebrand

Zoomin is a personalized photo printing service, that prints up your memories into beautiful products – prints, posters, mugs, frames, etc. They had been around for a long time now, and it was time for a packaging refresh. The packaging design goals were to come up with something – – Beautiful. – Economical. – That would print well on eco-friendly Kraft paper. – Consistently on-brand, that could be applied across their variety of products. – Fresh and fun but not loud i.e something that would appeal to their wide user base with varied tastes. – That also conveyed the love and care that Zoomin put into fulfilling their customer orders.

We fulfilled these goals with a cheeky typographic design that speaks to the customers directly, combined with a seamless custom pattern for flavor. After experimenting with some patterns, we decided on a zentangle-inspired pattern that appears to zoom in – a subtle reference to the brand name. The design works because it can be applied across envelopes, boxes and tubes alike, and can easily be customized to suit the product being shipped, while being consistently on-brand.

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Sound Sparkling Beverages Rebrand Gives Off The Right Vibe

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The economic disruption due to the pandemic created ripples across every sector. Some suffered more than others, notably in entertainment, hospitality, and foodservice. Restaurants having to close on-site dining bore the brunt of the impact, but less seen were the ancillary businesses relying on the same on-site dining, such as suppliers and purveyors. Sound, a sparkling beverage company, was one of those firms.

Primarily focused on the foodservice industry, Sound saw their monthly sales drop from 6 to 4 figures in March 2020 and were faced with shifting its business to e-commerce and retail. As part of the change, Sound refreshed the brand and the packaging to stand out in retail.

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Before and After

The previous packaging was attractive but restrained. Sound’s cans and labels have just enough color to stand out in a cafe cooler but perhaps too reserved to grab consumers’ attention in the crowded sparkling beverage space. The previous visual identity broke out a lot of the label space with stark and contrasting boxes with ingredient labels and graphics. 

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Casual Look For Dutch C&A

C&A is a Dutch international fast fashion brand established in 1841 by the siblings Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer. The brand maintains presence in 22 European countries, in addition to Brazil, China and Mexico. C&A arrived in Mexico in 1999 and expanded quickly establishing their largest headquarters positioning itself as an accessible fast-fashion brand.”

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Skincare Superhero brand

There’s something classic about the powder pink and sky blue combo that makes me instantly obsessed. Throw in the glistening silver, and we’ve got perfect packaging. The simplicity of the bottles paired with the punchy copy is also a duo worth loving. I know it’s terrible, but I often forget to wash my face; if this cleanser was on my countertop, I don’t think I’d ever skip my daily face scrub. It’s too lovely to resist.

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Moja Cooking Kits Are Black And White And Radiant All Over

There’s a particular power that comes with a black and white package design. It serves as a look of confidence as the design’s beauty isn’t distracted by color. Moja Cooking Kits are travel-sized tubes stoked full of flavors. Each spice’s label is designed with the flavor profile in mind, blending your taste and visual senses. From ginger’s wavy aesthetic to black pepper’s spotted look, if you’re ever in a pinch, this kit packs a punch.

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Together we wanted to express flavours in shape and texture and not confuse the packaging with dozens of colours associating blue for salt and red for chilli. The black paint illustrations directly depict the taste profile of each spice or herb. 

Sometimes we used the actual ingredient to express its contents. Pouring abstract lines of olive oil, playing with powdered paprika or making ink prints from whole spices like Black pepper or Cumin kernels.
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Vegan skincare brand

Scottish vegan skincare is a genuine thing! With bold typography and the warmed fuzzies of the gradient, this brand designed by Too Gallus will give you a sentimental kick in the face every morning.

Too Gallus was enlisted to bring to life the brand identity in a way the reflected its bold and playful approach. With an audience of skin-care savvy Gen-xers it was essential that the product come to market swinging and instantly stood out as a name to watch in the beauty and skincare industry. The brand had to be exciting, and fun yet still carry its self with all of the weight and authority of a major player. We were conscious not to make the brand to novel and were aware that all through the process although the aim was to target a younger audience that the professionalism of the brand must never be lost.

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When it came to packaging we knew we had hard competition in the current world of beauty and cosmetics, we needed to craft a product that not only had shelf appeal but was fun and interesting to receive when posted out through director to consumer commerce. We opted for a material focused approach. crafting holographic foil box outers with an embossed white gloss finish, channelling early y2k aesthetic. Our research presented us with futuristic materials, fun bold type and an ever shifting colour palette. paired with a minimal inner containers – using a screen printed logo type on the glassware. The result was a stunning, tactile product which harks older generations back to their formative years and serves Gen-X that tough of 2000s culture they love so much.

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Honne brand

Honne Wellness reached out to Matilda Wilson Creative to take the reins on all things branding. Focusing predominantly on web design, since e-commerce was the brand’s platform, Matilda Wilson Creative cultivated the brand identity so that every detail was cohesive and straightforward. This allows for trust to be built in the brand, as well as minimal, yet intentional elements to be incorporated. The labeling and packaging was designed with that same notion in mind; hence, the typewriter font and the aesthetically pleasing photographs included in the design work. Muted and neutral tones set the scene for the brand to put the main spotlight on the nature of the organic ingredients.

Honne Wellness is wellness in synergy, with alchemy. The products are designed by our team of naturopaths and nutritionists, taking a holistic approach to our unique needs as women. Derived from whole food sources, we use absolutely no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, fillers, or additives. 

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Honne’s e-commerce focus meant that their user experience and web design was pivotal to the brands success. Through strong copy, professionally-shot content, and a digital strategy that effectively paired key messaging and brand transparency with clear call-to-action, we were able to communicate to audiences without overwhelming them or straying away from the brand’s style.

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Veganly Is SO Adorable

SO Veganly is a natural delight. Utilizing a slim and sophisticated typeface for it’s logo, this Texas-based eatery appeals to a millennial audience. The hand drawn illustrations that adorn the bottles and boxes have an abstract look that feels fresh. Celebrating eating well with So Veganly with an earthly color pallate and a minimal design that speaks to how fresh their food is. 

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The concept of the re-brand was to embody the holistic nature and approach of the business with a fresh, intriguing and vibrant brand identity, incorporating hand-drawn illustrations and patterns that tell a story through design. SO Veganly is a place for everyone to come together to experience and explore nutritious vegan food, in way that that feels like home-cooked food, taking not short cuts in creating fulfilling meals in a space that celebrates nature’s finest ingredients.

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% Chocolate

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“The percentage of cocoa in chocolate is a pretty reliable indicator of where it sits on the sweet to bitter scale, more so than descriptions such as milk, semisweet, or bittersweet. It’s how most customers navigate through the craft chocolate scene, hence why we have seen brands plaster their packaging with percentages. Percentage Chocolate explores how this can be done elegantly in keeping with the essence of craft chocolate.  

The answer? A circle. 

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Circles are a common occurrence in nature- the rings of a tree, nuts, oranges, mushrooms, and peppercorns-all of these flavor profiles are also found in chocolate. Chocolate has over 600 flavor compounds, and letting it melt uncovers these hidden complexities, flavors, and aromas.

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Percentage chocolate creates a range of chocolate from creamy milk chocolate to dark. Milk and dark are differentiated by the use of silver foil instead of gold and a lighter selection of colors. The colors are earthy, and we toned down the vibrancy for more of a soothing effect. Purple in consumers’ minds means chocolate, so, of course, we honored that color in our line up.