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Kicking off 2020 as Agency of the Year

Kicking off 2020 as Agency of the Year

We're officially starting the new decade as Agency of the Year after topping World Brand Design Society's Global Agency Ranking Table. Our five wins secured our victory and come from five corners of the drinks industry with Gold for Storywood Tequila, Silver for Cornish Orchards Softs' Range and three bronzes for Overtone Brewery, Cù Bòcan Whisky and Born and Raised wines.

These awards follow similar success at the Harpers Awards where we won seven awards including Gold for Square Root, five Silvers for Born and Raised wines, Cù Bòcan whisky, Thornbridge Brewery, Storywood Tequila and Cornish Orchards as well as a Highly Commended for Square Root in the much-coveted 'Best Redesign' category.

A great reflection of our Creatively Rare, Commercially Right ethos. We look forward to seeing what the rest of 2020 holds.

Storywood Tequilla 

Our branding and packaging for Storywood Tequila clinched Gold at the World Brand Design Awards and Silver at the Harpers Design Awards.

Inspired by the brightly painted walls of Mexico and Scotch’s bold number cues, the brand shows there are two sides to every Storywood. Storywood’s ‘live free, sip slow’ message sits proudly at the heart of every bottle and all communications, while hand drawn tattoo-style illustrations tell the creator’s story to create a rich brand language.


Square Root Soda 

Our rebrand for London based Square Root Soda won Gold at the Harpers Design Awards, as well as a Highly Commended for the much coveted Redesign Award.

Square Root is soda made with passion, personality and principles. Essentially, it's Soda Made Right. The Square Root team had so much to say about each soda, we decided to bottle all the juicy bits with a fruit-sticker-inspired brand.

Held together by a confident bespoke wordmark, fruit stickers layer to tell the story of each soda. Peel and reveal neck labels add a collectable element to the renewed range, while one-liners add some personality to pack.

Cù Bòcan Whisky 

Our repositioning and rebranding of Cù Bòcan Whisky picked up Silver at both The World Brand Design Awards and Harpers Design Awards.

Our bespoke multi-layered bottle is inspired by the different forces that interweave in order to unlock the unusual: subtle smokiness and surprising sweetness; meticulous preparation and unpredictable nature; lightly peated barley and unusual casks. The organic, curved label suggests a wisp of smoke, while the paper’s speckled texture is created by photographing peat granules.

Born & Raised Wines 

Our rebrand for Australian winemaker Born & Raised picked up Silver at both The World Brand Design Awards and Harpers Design Awards.

A product of their origins, environment and upbringing, Born and Raised wines are the perfect combination of nature and nurture. This story informed our brand system: one part raw, rugged ‘natural’ texture, one part perfect, refined, ‘nurtured’ shape.

Cornish Orchards Soft Drinks

Our rebrand of Cornish Orchards soft drinks range picked up Silver at The Harpers Design Awards and Bronze at the World Brand Design Awards.

Rallying against the botanical illustration boom, each product’s all-natural, simple ingredients are celebrated with fresh, fun and fruity illustrations. Hand rendered typography adds a natural touch, while vibrant colour splits create striking brand blocking behind bar and on shelf.

Thornbridge Brewery 

Having already picked up 13 awards in 2019, our rebrand for Thornbridge Brewery finished the year with another Silver at the Harpers Design Awards.

To refresh the Thornbridge brand we found inspiration in its spiritual home, Thornbridge Hall. Taking decorative detail from the main mantlepiece, we converted it to a premium pattern which lives across the brand. By merging Thornbridge’s classic monogram and bold colour palettes with this new bespoke pattern, we created a strong brand family.

Overtone Brewery

Last but not least, our dynamic brand for innovative Glasgow brewer Overtone picked up Bronze at the World Brand Design Awards.

Inspired by the founder’s favourite music scene, techno, we created a brand that captured the cutting edge graphics and cult status of iconic record labels. An extended wordmark and strong ‘O’ device created an impactful and ownable brand which would look at home on an underground club poster.

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