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Overtone Brewing

Putting Overtone into overdrive with a dynamic, club-scene inspired brand

LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom

DeliverablesNaming, Brand Identity, Packaging, Brand World

With innovation at its heart, Overtone’s ambition was to bring dynamic brewing to Scotland. However as a completely new brewery in the third most innovative craft brewery market in the world, it needed to strike the balance between dynamism and building strong brand presence to succeed. With bottle shop shelves looking increasingly like an eclectic art gallery, we needed to ensure that Overtone made an immediate and sustainable impact without sacrificing creativity.

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.

To create our content, we turned to our name. Overtones are frequencies that alter the qualities of a sound. To translate this idea into a design, we used lines and colour to create visual illusions which changed the qualities of the label in front of your eyes. These patterns tied in with the styles of beer as well as creating a piece of art on shelf.

This design is as pragmatic as it is powerful. With infinite pattern possibilities that can be turned round at speed, Overtone are able to continue their innovative brewing while keeping their brand strong and their labels fresh.

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