Monthly Archives: July 2017

Matteo Berton – Illustration

Italian illustrator Matteo Berton has a simple style we love. He manages to take frenetic scenes of cities and crowds and break them down into their constituent shapes – bringing some kind of order to the chaos.

You can see more of his inspirational work here.

Compral – Print Campaign

When you’ve got a really powerful headache, it can feel like the world is going to end. The pain is just so much it almost defies explanation. Joe Public did a great job here, turning the idea around and finding metaphors that feel like the worst headache you’ve head – positioning Compral as the medication of choice when you’ve got a serious headache.

So, before it ‘bursts into flame’, don’t forget to take a Compral!

Stellenbosch Academy receives 14 semifinalists at the Adobe Awards

Such great news!

We’ve just received word that 14 of our projects have been recognised as semifinalists in the Adobe Awards 2017.

We’ve included just three projects here, but to see them all – we do suggest you go here and see the amazing work created by our students.

We’re seriously holding thumbs, good luck everyone!

Nikka Taketsuru – Design

Much in the way that Scottish and Irish whiskey (or whisky, depending on where you come from) has its own design language, so too does Japanese whiskey. We love the way this project brings that Japanese whiskey design feel to life.

This blend, Nikka Taketsuru, is made from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts. And so the design incorporates both of their designs into a single whole, to show that this is a blend. Of course, the boxes themselves draw inspiration from origami and Japanese calligraphy. So smart, so Japanese and so desirable!

To visit 2S Global Design’s website, click here.


Gold Bar Whiskey – Packaging

What a great design from Chad Michael Studio!

This premium whiskey is all about the finer things in life. With a bottle that is literally the shape of a gold bar, you’re bound to feel special when you drink it. And if that’s not enough – each individually numbered bottle comes with a removable solid brass coin that was minted at America’s oldest private mint.