BRIGADE's 5 Favorites From The Graphis Design Annual 2017

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BRIGADE scores a spot in the 2017 Graphis Design Annual, Creative Team digs in for inspiration.

The wait is up! This year’s renowned Design Annual by Graphis has finally arrived at BRIGADE’s doorstep.

Congratulations to Graphis Publisher and Creative Director, B. Martin Pedersen, and his team for yet another gorgeous contribution to the international world of design. Although we take pride in our small town set up, this worldly publication allows us to expand our minds and find inspiration for new groundbreaking work.

“Graphis is the definitive curator of emerging graphic design, and we’re honored to be featured among some of the best work from around the world in this year’s annual,” Executive Creative Director Kirsten Modestow said.

Each year, the beautiful hardcover book filled with brilliant design circulates around our office, stirring up conversation and sparking inspiration among the team. Our Creatives couldn’t wait to dive into the 2017 edition, and it wasn’t long before chatter of group favorites could be heard loud and clear. Here are five that hit our team’s hot button this year:

Capo Capo Aperitivo – Packaging

Design Firm: Concrete

A modern and simple, yet bold and artistic, design that is unexpected for a wine label. At BRIGADE we’re firm believers that a glass of wine (or three) a day keeps the doctor away.

Capo Capo Aperitivo

Gear Up IPA – Packaging

Design Firm: Jolby & Friends

It’s hard to stand out in the craft beer category because of the overwhelming competition on shelf. This minimalistic vector design with an unexpected color palette definitely stands out. #BeerCanRevival.

Gear Up IPA

Coca-Cola: 100 Years of The Coca-Cola Bottle – Poster

Design Firm: Coca-Cola Global Design

Coca-Cola keeps it fresh year after year. This hundredth anniversary bottle transforms the brand’s iconic logo into the number 100 – it’s simple, smart, and elegant. What else is there to say?

Coca Cola 100th Anniversary

Wisconsin Cheese – Posters

Design Firm: Shine United

Wisconsin Cheese has somehow managed to make dairy products seem cool. Their “Discover The Land of Goodness” campaign features a series of fantastically hand illustrated posters that put a surreal spin on dairy production and make it appear more accessible. #GotMilk is dead.

Wisconsin Butter

Serpent’s Bite Whisky – Poster

Design Firm: BRIGADE

The poster our team created for Serpent’s Bite Whisky won Silver in this year’s Design Annual, and happens to be one of our favorites as well (although we may be a little bit biased).

There’s no doubt it has serious stopping power, and designing such an intricate visual was no easy task. Every step of the process, from the hand-drawn snake figures in various poses to the 3D modeling and rendering, was marked by BRIGADE’s trademark obsession with the details, and the final product is nothing short of amazing.

Serpent's Bite Whisky Poster


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