My relationship with Francoise and Julian, owners of Revalation Vineyard, goes back a number of years – listening to stories from the the vineyard from the initial planting, to the bottling of their very first vintage. So when they discussed creating a new brand identity I was delighted to get to work.
The vineyard is located in Reva, a town nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia. From sunrise to sunset the view is breathtaking and this became central to the design.
The landscape was simplified to a cut out style, the bottle forming the sky. The mountains are represented, and also the undulating movement of wine being swirled around a glass. The colours are adapted to the type of grape, and this also reflects the landscape as it changes colour across the day.
This Hackney-based store operate a strict policy of selling only ethical, organic and homemade products, as such they required a traditional brand that people could trust. The identity was influenced by the styling of mid-century British shop fronts. Farrow and Ball’s ‘Brinjal’ forms the sophisticated primary palette. ‘Brinjal’ takes its name from the skin of an aubergine – a subtle salute to their produce!
Design and publicity for ‘Unsolicited Material’, three EPs by singer-songwriter Declan Bennett.
The name is a tongue-in-cheek comment on the fact the material was initially rejected by record producers – hence the strikethrough to the title. Coloured vinyl was selected to represent the city in which each EP was recorded.